Rockford Standard Furniture was founded in by a group of furniture makers of Swedish extraction, J. Lundgren, P. Palmer, and D. The company was housed in a four-story factory building at - Eleventh Street at Railroad Avenue. Later P. Peterson would become president of the company. It made a reputation as a manufacturer of ornate, high-quality china cabinets, bookcases, library furniture and buffets.

Some of the skilled craftsmen employed by the Rockford Standard Furniture Company pose for this picture in the late 's behind the factory. Dining Room and Library Furniture is made and choice designs are offered at each new season, making the Standard one of the factors to be reckoned with in the market The management of this plant is in the hands of men well versed in the furniture business, whose hands are on the pulse of the business world and at all times cognizant of its condition and movement.

In a manufacturing field that was destined to make the city famous throughout the United States, and the quality of its products represented the finest possible workmanship as shown in these examples. The Rockford Standard Company had specialized in dining room suites and gained such Prestige in this line that frequently moving picture people from Hollywood came to Rockford to order special suites for movie sets.

Harry C. West would become associated with P. The furniture industries had their ups and downs but curtailment of materials and lack of manpower hurt the factories during World War I. In the 's, as home building gave impetus to the industry, the furniture companies in the southern states began to make cheap furniture. Shortly, the South was making a higher-grade Dynastar Look Company product and making it cheaper than the Rockford factories with wood-working machines made in the Rockford factories.

In some instances, Rockford men were induced to take jobs in the southern factories and gave them Rockford techniques. Peterson passed away in and Harry C. West became president of the company.

The Hawken Brothers would turn the whole lower floor of the Rockford Standard Furniture Company plant, formerly used as a shipping room, into a huge salesroom.

Meanwhile, manufacturing at the Rockford Standard plant would continue until present stocks of lumber were used up. That was expected to take three months. This would be the end of manufacturing furniture at Rockford Standard Furniture. After the sale, the company that originally only sold its furniture to the wholesale trade started selling furniture directly to the consumer in its factory showrooms.

He became Chairman of the Board and guided the company through the depression and beyond, turning all of the floors of one of the buildings into a retail furniture store where a successful business had Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company Burlington Nj built up in the retail line.

Rockford Standard expanded their retail line to include an unequaled display that included 60 to Obear Nester Glass Company living room suites from which to choose, 50 dining room suites and 40 bedroom suites besides lounging chairs, 60 occasional chairs, lamps by the hundred and small tables.

They would later add appliances and carpeting to their sales lines. It was said that their showing of Rockford made furniture was impressive and since they owned their own buildings and storage facilities they could sell a higher grade furniture at lower costs.

Walter Franklin was long time secretary of the company until his passing in when Robert C. Grindle was appointed to fill the position. Harry West would eventually become Chairman of the Board passing the president position on to his son-in-law sinceRoyal Lightcap. In Jeffery R. Harry West would pass away in October during the th anniversary of the company.

In the interior and exterior of the red brick factory building underwent extensive remodeling which included beautiful landscaping. Rockford Standard Furniture Company, a company that started out as a manufacturing company before becoming exclusively a furniture retailer would shut its doors in after one hundred eleven years in business.

The Benson Stone Company purchased the building, renovated it and has occupied this building since In the Forest City Overall Company located at Eleventh Street on the corner of Eleventh Street and Eleventh Avenue, one block south of Railroad Avenue, ceased doing business and the owner sold the building to the Hanson concern.

Hanson, Elsie K. Hanson and L. Products of the Hanson Clock Company were a variety of hall clocks, grandfather clocks, bungalow clocks and smaller apartment clocks.

New machinery was also added at this time. The company was said to be one of two firms in the United States engaged in the manufacture Hanson Clock Company Rockford Illinois grandfather clocks Splendid Company Jewelry the time. The company was reorganized in July and a new charter was granted to S. Ralston, J. Ralston and G. Julian Hanson, former head of the company remained actively connected to the concern.

The company continued to manufacture grandfather floor clocks on a broad scale. The Hanson Clock Company clocks were sold by jewelers and retail furniture dealers throughout the United States. The Hanson Clock Company maintained a Overhead Door Company Replacement Parts room in its factory building on Eleventh Street where every model of clock made by the firm could be seen.

The entire cabinet of the Hanson grandfather clock was made by craftsmen who had been with the firm for years. The cases were made principally of the finest select grade of mahogany but also came in oak, maple and other woods in a variation of designs to satisfy varying tastes. The clocks movements were specially made for the Hanson Clock Company. Some were American made and others were imported, there were no springs, the weight controlled gravity actuated movement was used.

Hanson clocks offered the choice of Westminster or Whittington chimes, in some clocks a third choice was offered. The chimes were of historic interest, the Westminster chimes were first sounded from the bell tower of the University Church St.

The Whittington chimes were based on the tune ringing from the bell tower of the church of St Mary-le-Bow in London. The company was sold to the Peerless Furniture Company in which shut down clock production in for reasons unknown.

Cohoe as Secretary and Treasurer. They manufactured extension tables and chamber suites. Destroyed by fire in Incorporated in They would also manufacture cabinets, piano benches and art furniture.

They Hanson Clock Company Rockford Illinois bankrupt in The company manufactured dining room furniture, bookcases, desks, secretary desks, and radio cabinets.

The depression took its toll on the company forcing it out of business in In the old factory building was demolished and the property was sold for residential purposes. The Original Rockford Nostalgic Website. Furniture Companies. Furniture Gallery 3. Rockford Standard Furniture Company. Some of the craftsmen making high quality Rockford made furniture at the factory late Yuma Printing Company. A view of the assembly department of Rockford Standard Furniture company in the late 's.

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Hanson Clock Co. NAWCC Message Board

Mar 12, 2011 · Hanson Clock Co mfrs. Rockford, Illinois Then on another piece, closer to the guts of the clock part, there is a number stamped into it, dont know if it is a serial number or a Model number, but anyways it is: 306 I would love to know How old it is, or approx. age if ……

648: Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Hanson Clock Co. - Dec 07 ...

Dec 07, 2008 · An American Carved Mahogany Seven Tube Tall Case Clock, by Hanson Clock Co., Rockford, Illinois, c. 1930, model #252, broken arch over brass and silvered dial, painted arch moon dial, movement plays Westminster and St. Johns chimes, case flanked by three-quarter round, fluted columns, square plinth feet, height 83 in., width 21 1/2 in., depth 15 1/2 in * NO RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED ……

Hanson Clock NAWCC Message Board

Apr 06, 2015 · Re: Hansen Clock Hi, Jeanne, welcome to the message board. Tran Duy Ly's Longcase Clocks And Standing Regulators shows the HANSON Clock Company, of Rockford Illinois in business in 1930, with 12 pages of catalogue pictures from that year.…

Rockford Superior Furniture Company – RPL's Local History

May 23, 2018 · A Digital Collection of Rockford, Illinois History. Search for: Skip to content. Home; About; Contact Us; Library Events; ... Excel Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Mart, Hanson Clock Company, Illinois Cabinet Co., June 1926, Old Colony Chair Company, Pierson Company, Premier ... Rockford Superior Furniture Company. Residence: 1628 5th ...…