Ferguson Brothers folding table

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2015-06-26 10:57:22

A Ferguson Brothers folding table is a piece of furniture produced by the American Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Company from the 1920s up until the 1950s.

The company produced a wide range of folding tables, ranging from small card and game tables featuring painted period scenes and tilting tops to larger dining tables with folding legs and handles on each side.

These tables are relatively common, and can be found in for sale online and in antique stores across the United States. Some pieces are growing in popularity with collectors, and good condition folding tables can sell from around $75 up to more than $400 depending on the size.

Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Company

The Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Company was a family-owned company established during the later years of the 19th century. It was incorporated in 1903 and registered in Hoboken, New Jersey, where the company’s factory employed up to 600 workers. In 1953 the business was purchased by Sun-Glo Industries, which moved the operation to West Virginia.

The Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Company was listed in adverts as a manufacturer of ‘furniture novelties’, and its entry in the 1934 Department of State corporations register describes their products as “novelties, folding screens, folding tables, cedar chests, smoker stands, cellarettes and humidors”.

The company was known for its inexpensive Depression-Era furniture, including tilt-top card tables, magazine racks,, humidors, smoking stands, folding chairs and other small items of furniture.

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