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A.H. Schram Coil Spring Rocker, 1897

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    Posted 11 years ago

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    This Schram Coil Spring Rocker belonged to Mary Esther Brierly, Anderson 1858-1933 of Elkhorn, Walworth, WI. She bought it brand new about 1900 and it has been handed down in the family to us. We never knew anything about the chair until last night I was on line and ran across this site. Someone had a chair simular and wanted to find out who make it and all the information just fell into place. Thank you Collectors Weekley for your site. It really helps people like my husband and I get together with others to find out about our family heirlooms.
    We brought this chair to CA, after my husbands father died in 1997. This was his favoret chair for watching TV. It is now our favoret chair. I believe it has been reapolstered at least once by my husband mother. One of the springs broke and we found a place called EZ Springs, 231 W. 11th St. National City, CA 619-336-1307. The cost was $450.oo per spring. But it was well worth it. It should last another 100 years. We are so thrilled to find this site and be about to connect with others. All of us together have solved a Mystery.

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    1. Stever39, 11 years ago
      I also have one of these chairs. I have been trying to find information on it for years and was excited when I came across this post. Mine is in very good condition and all original. I will try to get pictures up soon. I believe it had to be made in the first few years of the company. Thanks for posting.
    2. Shanon, 11 years ago
      We are looking for a Schram coil spring. One of our springs broke. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
    3. hal, 11 years ago
      I am looking for a replacement Schram coil for a rocking chair... do you hava a suggestion where one could be found?
    4. Emery Sundberg, 11 years ago
      I have a chair somewhat similar to the chair shown above. Same Schram coil spring setup, however, the back and arms of the chair are a little more ornate. On the bottom of the chair it says, A. W. Schram Chair Co., Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
      White Schram Patent, no. 574, 594
      Patented Jan 5, 1807
      To us the chair is a real treasure, so consequently, we hardly let anyone sit in it. From the above comments it's nice to know there is a possibility of getting a new coil spring if one fails.
      Would appreciate any additional information.
    5. Joanna, 11 years ago
      I have a rocker and the frame looks just like this including all the details, but the back is rounded at the top and is laminated. Mine has leather on the back. I would love to know more about the date it was made. It belonged to my grandparents. It is in excellent condition.
    6. VanCise, 10 years ago
      I also have a A. W. (Not A.H.- Very Clearly Printed Tag) Schram & Sons 1897
      Oshkosh, WI rocking chair. My chair has black leather padded seat, wood front casters w/steel shields, rounded wood back with fancy engraving, arms also fancy engraved, and twine instead of steel straps holding the seat coils. This chair belonged to my Great-Grandmother, who resided in the thumb of Michigan for most of her life. Would love to hear from anyone with more information on this chair.
    7. bwersal, 10 years ago
      I have a chair much like this, & would like all the info I can get. I has no names or maker names on it. The springs are in good condition.
    8. Fishmanfish, 10 years ago
      I am looking for a coil spring for my rocker. Can anyone help?
    9. Sarahv, 7 years ago
      Does anyone know where I can sell one of these? I inherited it from my great-aunt, and though I love the uniqueness of it, our house is just too small to keep it. It has been reupholstered, but the coil is in great shape.
    10. OfCharmingcharacter, 6 years ago
      I have a very similar chair I just posted, by A. w. Schram & sons company Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but much simpler. Was wondering if I need a new coil? It has a lot of 'give' when my husband sits in it. Was also wondering the value for insurance purposes. thanks
    11. Tamara.Vanderford, 5 years ago
      I have an original 1897 A. W. Schram rocking. It has never been restored and al the pieces are there. It's even has the original stuffing. Wondering if anyone knows how I might find someone who would want to restore this .
    12. nwoc nwoc, 4 years ago
      I live in norther WI and came across a chair that I purchased at a garage sale, because I loved the rocking mechanism. Now that I am looking into it, I think it might be a Schram. It has the coil as described in this post, but there is no markings otherwise. Also, it is upholstered, in a 70's pattern, which makes me wonder if it is not a Schram. I pulled back the very damaged upholstery and it appears that the upholstery was original to the chair. Did Schram do upholstery? Any help would be really appreciated!!!

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