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Detroit Chair Factory 1864 - 1877 - $30 (bonita springs florida)

condition: good
make / manufacturer: Detroit Chair Factory
Can anyone help me with the value of this chair
can't seem to find too much about it
Thank you..
Detroit Chair Factory Established in 1864
J. M. Wright, a furniture manufacturer from Oswego New York, visited fast-growing but infant cities such as Chicago, Toledo and Detroit during the early 1860s. He saw potential in such markets and in 1864 purchased land on the corner of 4th and Porter Streets in downtown Detroit, Michigan. He built a four-story showroom with a three-story workshop attached and a two-story engine and dry house. All three buildings were made of brick and furnished with the latest chair-making equipment and machinery.
The machinery was driven by a 75-horsepower steam engine and the factory was heated by steam, requiring more than 11,000 square feet of steam pipe. More than eighty workers were hired for the opening of the factory, not counting the women who wove the cane seats. These ladies were trained on-site and then allowed to take the chairs home to be finished if the supervisors deemed them to be expert enough.

The Detroit Chair Factory was such a successful enterprise that it was soon called “a model institution”. The principal market for furniture had shifted to the West and as it did, Detroit was prepared for success. The abundance of native lumber, the proximity to railways and a growing population were important ingredients in the success of the Detroit Chair Factory.

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