“Diamond Furniture Co. Formed in March 1890, succeeding to the business of Fred Bigelow. They manufacturer patent office chairs and other similar lines of furniture. The capital stock is $50,000, and the officers are A.F. Judd, President; and Fred A. Dow. Secretary and Treasurer. The company employs fifty hands, with an annual pay roll of $30,000, and turn out a product aggregating $60,000. They are about to build a new factory in Manning’s subdivision.”
Source: ” Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,: Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.
“Diamond Furniture Co., A. F. Judd, pres’t.; Robert Bauch, vice-pres’t.; F. A. Dow, secy. and treas; Manufacturers of the balance rocking chairs. cor. Auburn and Central Ave.”
Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory, p 171