Furniture Pioneers' Advertisements
William Haldane Advertisement
Daily Enquirer, July 11, 1845
AT THE HEAD OF JUSTICE STREET:
Sign of the Cabinet-Maker—The subscriber, respectfully grateful for past favors, intends to continue his labors in the
MANUFACTURE of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE:
Special attention will be paid to the Chair Department: amongst the varieties of this article may be found JACKSON Chairs, CLAY settees, BIRNEY Sociables.
By means of Water power and improved Machinery, he intends to sell furniture, in all its varieties, at, positively, Eastern prices. Produce, Lumber and Shingles taken in exchange on liberal terms.
One or two Journeymen, of steady habits, can find employment by applying soon.
William Haldane. Grand Rapids, June 19, 1845.
Note: Deacon Haldane had opened a furniture store (1848) on Canal St., and Powers & Ball had a salesroom nearly opposite. See Goss for info on Haldane, Snively, and Powers & Ball. History of Grand Rapids and its Industries, by Dwight Goss, pg 1044-46.
Abram Snively Advertisement
Daily Enquirer, August 9, 1849
NEW FURNITURE WAREROOM.
CHEAP FOR READY PAY.
The subscriber would respectfully inform the citizens of Grand Rapids and the surrounding country, that he has now on hand and is constantly manufacturing furniture of all kinds, made and finished in a superior style, and which he offers for sale at VERY LOW RATES for cash or marketable produce.
Ready made Coffins kept constantly on hand, or made to order on the shortest notice.
Shop in Wm. G. Henry’s old Store, one door below the National Hotel, Monroe Street.
Grand Rapids, May 1849.
Note: National Hotel, corner Monroe & Greenwich/Ionia, forerunner of Morton House/Hotel.
Powers & Ball Advertisement
Daily Enquirer, September 21, 1853
POWERS & BALL, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALER IN FURNITURE
Wholesale and Retail, Foot of Monroe St.
Bureaus, Bedsteads, Tables, Stands, Chairs, Sofas, Ottomans, Rockets, Cribs, Cradles, Looking-glasses and Furniture of every description: also, Hair, Cotton and Straw Mattresses, Coffins, &c. .&c., constantly on hand or made to order on short notice.
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