Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

1,500 Chairs Per Day

from The First City of the Lower Fox River. Menasha, Wisconsin, its trade, industries, inducements to capitalists, and its pre-eminence as a manufacturing, residence, and educational city ([1887])

Mr. E. J. Heule, a resident of Sheboygan Falls, became an apprentice in the chair trade at an early age and later partnered with Herbert Bemis in this chair factory until its demise in the early 1890s.  It's assets were bought up by the Menasha Wooden Ware.

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of Bemis and Heule, but it must have been quite a facility. Makes you wonder how many were employed in that plant.