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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This is a Elgin Simonds Old Chair. Found on a Farm estate in East Pennsylvania, This Chair measures around 36-1/2 inches Tall and feels as light as a feather. Unknown what year this was mfg. Wondering if it was before or after the Purchase by. Stickley ?? Any help with further information on Style??? Year Mfg.???? would be greatly Appreciated. or direction as too were I can find this information. Thanks For Looking !!!

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      I think picture four answers the question if that is a sticker on the chair.
    2. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 4 years ago
      Yes it is a sticker, and I was researching when you left the comment, Thanks this is what I found.Stickley & Simonds Company - Auburn & Syracuse, New York (1891-1898)

      Gustav and Leopold Stickley became foremen of the Auburn State Prison's furniture plant in 1891. At the time, it was common for private companies to contract with the State to manufacture goods in the prison. Gustav and Elgin Simonds formed a new partnership to sell the furniture in nearby Syracuse, New York. As opposition to prison contracts increased, Stickley and Simonds began focusing production on a new factory in Syracuse's Eastwood business district. In 1897, the company began manufacturing exclusively at the Eastwood factory, making eclectic chairs and furniture to meet the Victorian tastes of the times. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City was among their prestigious customers.

    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      I think you have the order of events a bit mixed up. Stickley bought out Simonds in 1898. Simonds then bought Hayden Couch and chair company and named it Brown & Simonds. Then in 1901 the company was renamed to become Elgin A. Simonds Co. and this was their makers mark. Stickley would have had no relationship with this chair.

      Elgin A. Simonds was a business partner of Gustav Stickley in the late 1890s in Syracuse. In 1898 Stickley bought out Simonds, who then bought the Hayden & Couch Chair Manufacturing Co. of Rochester, N.Y., and formed the Brown & Simonds Co. That company was renamed the Elgin A. Simonds Co. in 1901 and became part of a consortium of furniture manufacturers. The Simonds company made faithful reproductions of traditional furniture.
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Nice chair, and very nice information about it by fhrjr2, he gets all his information from a little bird! :^D I hope you can repair this chair though, but still is a nice piece! Thanks for posting, and all the info that you got! :^)
    5. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 4 years ago
      Thanks All, Well noted !!!

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