Cooks And Co Automatic Chair

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Seller: jblesley2010 (27) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 303228442924 Cooks And Co Automatic Chair. This does not have the original fabric cushion. But the foam is new. The fabrics is damaged on one side of the bottom cushion About the company Seeley Cook's first business was manufacturing tobacco products, which he sold from a horse and wagon to the merchants near his Medina, N.Y., home. He delivered not only cigars and tobacco, but also candy. In 1882 he joined another firm that started making furniture to give as premiums to retail customers. By 1900 he had his own furniture factory named S.A. Cook & Co.. It soon was a major company in Medinaand was turning out 1,200 Morris-style chairs a week. The furniture was shipped all over the world, even to Japan. His firm expanded, but in 1912, while coming home from a Florida vacation, Cook died. The company remained in business through name and management changes until 1985. The early furniture was made by immigrant Polish and Italian workers trained on the job. They made the carved furniture frames, used cotton upholstery fabric from Buffalo and stuffed it with horsehair or Spanish moss. The upholstered pieces used springs and cushions for comfort, but in 1931 a nearby tire company suggested using foam rubber. S.A. Cook was the first company to do this Type: Chairs

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