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Haney School Furniture History

Haney School Furniture History

Dave and Thomas Haney - 1973, 2014

This history of Grand Rapids’ Haney School Furniture Company covers the evolution of the school desk and the Haney company’s influence on the industry from its origins in the late 19th century to its sale in 1966. Innovative from the outset, the company introduced and patented designs that increased manufacturing efficiency and eased installation and maintenance. Its flip-up seat, patented by company founder Elijah Haney in 1888, brought national prominence to the company.


The history was written by Dave Haney and later updated by Thomas Haney.


Full Details

TitleHaney School Furniture History
CreatorDave and Thomas Haney
Date1973, 2014
FormatCover photograph

Cover of Haney School Furniture Company History

CollectionGrand Rapids History Archives and Special Collections
InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationArchives and Special Collections
Locationlocation on map

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