West End Furniture Co. from Rockford, Illinois

Please enjoy these scans from multiple sources about the West End Furniture Co.

All sources can be found at RPL’s Local History Room and Archival Collection.

“West End Furniture Co. was in business in Rockford from 1890 to 1941. The company made bedroom
furniture, bookcases, buffets, desks, folding beds, tables and other furniture and offered lines of “medium”
and “fine grade” furniture. Many Swedish furniture makers settled in Rockford, and at one time it was the
second largest center of furniture manufacturing in the world.” – Source: Terry and Kim Kovel | November 13, 2014 | The Daily Herald (Everett, WA). Accessed on April 7, 2023 from Newsbank.

1904 West End Furniture Co. Catalog Cover and pages 24-25.

The Rockford Furniture Herald, June 1926 cover and page 11.

The Rockford Furniture Herald, December 1926 cover and page 18.

The Rockford Furniture Herald, June 1927 cover and page 11.

The Rockford Furniture Herald, February 1930 cover and page 7.

The Rockford Furniture Herald, 1930 cover and page 15.

“Several Changes in Market Arrangements” – Dec. 1927, Rockford Furniture Herald

Source: The Rockford Furniture Herald, December 1927, Pages 3 and 4

Hanson Clock Co., ad – January 1928

Source:  The Rockford Furniture Herald, January 1928, inside front cover

No. 340C – Mahogany Westminster Chime

ster Chime;  No. 800B Mahogany Westminster Chime

The only exclusive Manufacturers of Grandfather Clocks in the U.S.


“Rockford Exhibits Rich in Color” – July 1926

Source: Rockford Furniture Herald, July 1926, Vol. 2, No. 8           Page 3 above

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Page 9, above


“Colorful Displays to Feature Markets” – June 1926

Source:  The Rockford Furniture Herald, June 1926


“Sign Contract with 12 Plants” – 1950, furniture companies

Source:  Rockford Morning Star April 29, 1950