Central Furniture Company, ad – October 1926

Source: Rockford Furniture Herald October 1926, Page 14

Central Furniture Co., A P Floberg, president; G A Salstrom, v-pres; O E Landstrom, sec-treas; Mill corner Race St.   Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926


John Erlander

John Erlander

Born near Slattog, Kronobergs Lan, Smaland, Sweden

His last name was Jonsson until they changed it to Erlander

He was a tailor by trade, learned to operate a sewing machine in Chicago

Opened ship on East State Street “Erlander and Johnson”

Erlander’s brother-in-law started Union Furniture Company in 1876; John Erlander was elected President

John Erlander
John Erlander

He served on the Board of Excelsior Furniture Company

He served on the Board of Central Furniture Company

He served on the Board of Rockford Brick Company

Organized Swedish Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Stockholder in Manufacturers National Bank

Erlander Home
Erlander Home


Source: www.swedishhistorical.org/johnerlander

Far Into the Night – Furniture, 1897

Furniture Makers Must Toil Over Hours Nowadays

Orders on Every Hand

Far Into the Night

Portion of article, from Rockford Morning Star November 18, 1897 p 2