Category Archives: furniture

A sampling of Red Lion Cabinet Company radio and TV cabinets

As a follow up to my recent post and York Sunday News article on the Red Lion Cabinet Company, here are photos of some of the millions of wooden radio and television cabinets turned out by the company from the … Continue reading

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Red Lion Cabinet Company’s many products varied during wartime and peacetime

The aerial photo above is the cover of an undated booklet giving statistics on the Red Lion Cabinet Company. It was probably done around 1953 when York County manufacturing was booming and the cabinet company itself was at its peak. … Continue reading

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Red Lion Cabinet Company statistics drive home inflation rates

I came across the booklet above while doing some research on the Red Lion Cabinet Company. It is undated, but was allegedly done around 1953, when the company was nearing its peak production, with 10 % of the entire wooden … Continue reading

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Glen Traditionals–good furniture from Glen Rock, Pa.

I am still getting comments on my post on Glen Traditionals furniture from three years ago. The furniture was well made, so there seems to still be a lot around after fifty-plus years. Glen Rock historian John Hufnagel was kind … Continue reading

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York Merchant Offers Combo Plant Stand/Step Ladder

This one must be included in the “what were they thinking” category. The full-page ad above is from a late 19th century York, Pa. city directory–it shows Samuel Dick’s “Daisy” folding flower stand. Mr. Dick was selling it at his … Continue reading

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Hanover Furniture Company Has Roots in Haiti

A.L. Benford at J.A. Renaut Furniture, c.1914 I recently came across two April 1982 newspaper clippings at York County Heritage Trust on Benford’s Furniture in Hanover. The articles were from the Hanover Evening Sun and the York Sunday News. Benford’s … Continue reading

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Recliners Popular in York County

1916 Zarfos Furniture ad Some of my past posts have been on York County furniture manufacturers, including George Dowdel’s bedbug-proof beds in the 1820s through Charles Strack’s furniture and coffins in the 1840s to the upscale Glen Traditionals in the … Continue reading

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Can Anyone Help Date This Piece of Glen Rock Furniture?

Glen Traditionals headboard In a response to my post on Glen Traditionals Furniture, Misty from Massachusetts emailed a photo of this ornate Glen Traditionals headboard. She would like to know about when it was made. If anyone can help, I … Continue reading

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Glen Rock Company Made High End Furniture

In response to a previous post on York County furniture manufacturers, a couple of people commented on the Glen Traditionals furniture manufacturer in Glen Rock. They made quality French Provincial or Italian style furniture with ornate carving. Their furniture was … Continue reading

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Lots of York County Furniture Makers

I’ve been doing some research lately on early York County furniture makers and found that there were many more of these skilled craftspeople than I realized. It does make sense–everyone needed furniture and few were wealthy enough to have it … Continue reading

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