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I have a piece that I believe was made by the Wisconsin Furniture Company about 1910 and would like to know more about the company.

Does anyone have any knowledge on this company? 
Thanks!  Brenda

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The Wisconsin Furniture Co. was organized in 1894 and its last year of business was 1938.
My great grandfather sold their furniture including the Twin Pedestal Table in the early 20th century, traveling all over the western part of the US.
Susan,

How wonderful! Thank you for this great info. Have you seen this table? It is gorgeous; the craftsmanship is outstanding. I picked it up to cut it down to make a coffee table (yikes!) until I began to look it over and realized that this was truly a piece of art. I only have one leaf but it opens to 9'. The center support leg is still in tact and the mechanism works like nothing I've ever seen before. Do you know what the original cost of it would have been?They don't make things like this anymore!

Brenda
Hi Susan
I have a Twin Tilt top Table and 4 chairs and one leaf. Made by wisconsin furniture com feb 9th 1915 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I am thinking about selling it and I would like to know how much it is worth. Thanks Jennie
I would love to know more about this company also, I have the twin pedestal table susan is talking about, I have 6 leaves and 6 chairs, a bolt or 2 has been replaced, but the mechanism lock still works great and has original wheels and all, no finish on the table itself, girlfriend picked it up from a lady at work because we needed a kitchen table, paid 200 for all of it, I was in disbelief when I went to pick it up. Looked around for a rough value, but found nothing. Had a professional restore guy come passed the house, and all he wanted to do was buy it. 700 was a high end for restore, he offered me a 1000 for it, but figured I should hold on to at and leave it in the condition its in. I have pictures if anyone would like to see, and still has both patent tags inside. Have a great day guys
I'd like to see pictures if you'd like to post them. I'm curious to see what the chairs were like. Does your table "tilt"?
i'm not sure what you mean by tilt, but the answer is no. I will post pictures for you on thursday. The chairs I have been told are originals, they are extremely well built. Actually I use one for my computer chair. Another thing, I had said I have 6 leaves for the table, they don't all fit. When the restore man came to the house, he had told me that the tables were built "to order". So whatever the buyer wanted they got, and that all 6 leaves were more then likely made for the table. Another thing about the chairs, they don't have even close to a wiggle or a squeak in them, Solid as a rock.
As I was researching the table I came across an old advertisement about the table and it stated that it tilted--that the top could tilt up for ease in moving through doorways, less room for storing, and ease in dusting the legs. I haven't figured out how--or if--mine does. I look forward to the pictures. : )
Hi Brenda
I also have a Twin Tilt Top table and 4 chairs. Yesterday I open it up and there was instuction still
taped to it but could not figer out how to tilt it. It was made in 1915 I will send a picture
Jennie--are you still able to post pictures of your table? Thanks, Brenda

I have the same table.  Was just trying to find out more about it.  The friend I got it from has passed away.  He had refinished the table for me.  As far as the tilt.  If you open the table like you are going to add/remove a leaf and look down on top of the pedestals, you will see the locking mechanism to hold the pedestals together.  On each side there are wooden stop blocks (on the underneath side of table) that you have to move to allow the table to tilt.  My grandparents would tilt the table and place it against the wall.  To allow for more room in the kitchen.  I didn't have any leaves, but had made one several years back.  I just realized today that I could actually extend it and make it into at least an 8 1/2 foot table!  I am planning on making more leaves for my table.  Just happened to find this site and wanted to share some info.

 

Thanks,

Shawnda

 

here are the pictures I had promised, i looked over the table and there is nothing that shows or says it will tilt.
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I have the same table.  Was just trying to find out more about it.  The friend I got it from has passed away.  He had refinished the table for me.  As far as the tilt.  If you open the table like you are going to add/remove a leaf and look down on top of the pedestals, you will see the locking mechanism to hold the pedestals together.  On each side there are wooden stop blocks (on the underneath side of table) that you have to move to allow the table to tilt.  My grandparents would tilt the table and place it against the wall.  To allow for more room in the kitchen.  I didn't have any leaves, but had made one several years back.  I just realized today that I could actually extend it and make it into at least an 8 1/2 foot table!  I am planning on making more leaves for my table.  Just happened to find this site and wanted to share some info.

 

Thanks,

Shawnda

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