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Buffet Cart

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 0 comments

Buffet Cart

Buffet Cart This buffet is made from a utility cart that was recovered from the Scranton Lace Factory which was founded in 1897 and operated until 2002.  The Scranton Lace Factory was the first and largest producers of Nottingham Lace.  The lace was made on looms that stood several stories high and were roughly fifty feet long.  The factory not only made lace, but also parachutes, tarpaulins and mosquito netting during World War II, and later curtains and other household items as lace began to fall out of...

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The American Iron Horse

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 4 comments

The American Iron Horse

The American Iron Horse This table began as a pommel horse used in a gymnasium at the Scranton Lace Factory,  which was founded in 1897 and operated until 2002.  The factory employed over 1,400 people in its’ prime and it was made up of several buildings with surprising accommodations which included a bowling alley, barber shop, gymnasium and infirmary.  The Scranton Lace Company’s clock tower became a city landmark. The pommel horse was made by Porter Athletic which was founded in Ottawa, Illinois in...

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The Front Porch

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 0 comments

The Front Porch

The Front Porch While this piece began as a “photo booth” for the Philadelphia Home Show, it evolved, as most of our pieces do, into its’ own work of art.  It began with two shutters which were recovered from a grist mill in Westminster, Maryland.  The 26,500 square foot mill was used to process grain and fed the local community for generations.  Though the mill closed in 1954, there were still objects dating to its original construction in the 1800’s.  The doors on the back were recovered from Amaral...

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Jack Rack

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 2 comments

Jack Rack

Vermont Marble Factory Jack Rack…  These pieces were created from items recovered from the Vermont Marble Company. Located in Proctor, Vermont, this prosperous company was founded in 1880 by businessman and politician Redfield Proctor. The surrounding area held valuable marble quarries that supplied the factory. As railroads made the area accessible to the rest of the nation, the Vermont Marble Company grew to become one of the largest producers of marble in the world. To keep up with their expanding...

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Marble Coffee Table

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 1 comment

Marble Coffee Table

Vermont Marble Factory Coffee Table…  These pieces were created from items recovered from the Vermont Marble Company. Located in Proctor, Vermont, this prosperous company was founded in 1880 by businessman and politician Redfield Proctor. The surrounding area held valuable marble quarries that supplied the factory. As railroads made the area accessible to the rest of the nation, the Vermont Marble Company grew to become one of the largest producers of marble in the world. To keep up with their expanding...

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MAN Lights

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 4 comments

MAN Lights

Majestic Hotel MAN Lights…  These lights were recovered from the roof of The Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The story of the Majestic begins in 1876, when the Avenue Hotel was built just north of where the Majestic now stands. In 1888, the Avenue was renamed The Majestic; a new, larger building was opened in 1902 and quickly became a popular spot for tourists. The hotel continued to expand and became known for hosting well-known guests from Babe Ruth (Hot Springs was home to the first baseball...

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Saratoga

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 11 comments

Saratoga

Amaral Barns Saratoga…   This Saratoga was recovered from a barn in Newtown, Connecticut.  In the 1850s, the Peck family purchased a plot of land in rural Newtown and built a thriving dairy farm.  In 1932, during the worst of the Great Depression, the Pecks sold the property to Anthony Amaral….  Anthony “Tony” Amaral first came to Newtown, Connecticut in 1923 just as the automobile was growing in popularity. Although horse-and-buggy could still be seen on Newtown’s Main Street, in...

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School Bell

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 1 comment

School Bell

Johnsonville School Bell…   This school bell was recovered from Johnsonville Village in East Haddam, Connecticut. Founded in the early 19th century, Johnsonville was once a thriving village inhabited by workers of the nearby Neptune Mill, a prosperous twine and rope factory. The original town included the offices of the company, a library, post office, general store, housing, and a mansion built by the mill’s owner. When the village began to decline in the 1960’s millionaire and historic...

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Flag Pole with Painting

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 5 comments

Flag Pole with Painting

Oil City Flag Pole… This magnificent flag pole once towered from the top of the Oil City National Bank.  Little known today, Oil City, Pennsylvania, was once a sprawling oil boomtown.  In the 1800s, when the first commercial oil well was dug up nearby, this town was where Rockefeller and other business titans chose to expand their vast wealth.    The bank was organized in 1863 as the Oil City Savings Bank; in 1899 the name was changed to the Oil City National Bank.  In recent years, the town has...

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Locker

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 0 comments

Locker

The Brody Locker…  Dedicated to Brody, Larry, Barry and all the workers who did the sweating and bleeding to build this country This locker was recovered from an abandoned paper factory in Jay, Maine. Founded in 1888 by industrialist Hugh Chisholm, the Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Company mill was the third largest paper mill in the country. It transformed the small village of Jay into an industrial powerhouse and created the nearby mill town of Chisholm. At the turn of the century, the mill became one...

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Coke Cooler

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 2 comments

Coke Cooler

Upcycled Coke Cooler…   This Coke cooler was recovered from a cotton gin in Watkinsville, Georgia. Founded in the late 1800s, the Thomas Family Cotton Gin is representative of the famed industry of the Old South. Although the gin has been closed since the 1970s, a victim of the declining textile industry, it is a fascinating snapshot of a bygone era. The cotton gin was invented in 1793 by Eli Whitney. It used a combination of wire screens and small wire hooks to separate cotton fibers from their seeds....

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Roops Mill Coffee Table

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Upcycled Refurbishments | 3 comments

Roops Mill Coffee Table

Roops Mill Coffee Table… This coffee table was created from part of the grist reclaimed from Roops Mill (gristmill) in Westminster, MD. The terms “grist mill” or “corn mill” can refer to the machine or the building that grinds the grain. Historically, however, the terms were used for a local mill to which farmers brought their own grains and received back the ground flour or corn meal minus the “miller’s toll”. Roops Mill was built in 1745 and was the local mill for the entire community for...

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