Empire Manufacturing Co., furniture – photographs, The Castilian suite

All photographs contributed by the owner of the furniture, and we are grateful to Mr. Brewer  for his time and pictures!

Photographs from January 2017.

This style was advertised in The Rockford Furniture Herald, February 1926. We cannot confirm that 1926 was the only year the Castilian suite was manufactured; however, Empire Manufacturing only put out furniture by that label for approximately from 1885 – Dec 1927  ( 42 years) .

 

 

 

 

 

Empire Manufacturing Co. – February 1926

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Source: Rockford Furniture Herald  February 1926

Empire Manufacturing Co., Charles J Lundberg, president; Harry K T Wright, vice-pres [resides New York]; John P Kowsky, sec; Karl W Lundberg, treas; furniture makers, 2500  11th St.  Source:  McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926