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Pair Vintage Cushman Colonial Creations Vermont Solid Red Rock Maple Twin Beds
Pair of Vintage Cushman Colonial Solid Rock Maple Twin Beds. Both beds come complete with the side rails. The headboard measures about 38 1/2" tall, the footboard measures 27 3/4" tall. Both have the original metal label tag reading "AGenuine Cushman Colonial Creation" of Bennington Vermont. Both clean fine solid condition with no cracks or damage, there are a few surface scratches in the finish that will polish up nicely. You are offerding on a pair of beds for one offer - the winner will receive both beds.
The H.T. Cushman Manufacturing Company factory was a fixture on Water Street in the Village of North Bennington, Vermont from 1892 until its purchase by Green Mountain Furniture in 1971. Cushman's "colonial creations" were popular throughout the nation. All were designed and constructed in North Bennington.
The Cushman stone "show house" on Water Street was a prominent destination for Vermont tourists over many decades.
The company's founder, Henry Theodore Cushman, commenced manufacturing in North Bennington shortly after the Civil War. His first products were corks and erasers, but the focus became furniture by the 1890s. The 1895 catalog is full of coat stands, umbrella racks and music stands. The 1920s catalog features a wide variety of "smokers" (see advertisement at left.) The 1960s catalog offers furniture in all sizes for every room in the house.
Generations of North Bennington villagers worked in the factory, and classic Cushman pieces retain pride of place in many village living rooms today.
H.T. Cushman Furniture Co. factory was in Vermont from 1892 until it was purchased by Green Mountain Furniture in 1971. Cushman Colonial creations were popular thought the United States and were all designed and constructed in North Bennington.
The companys founder, Henry Theodore Cushman, started manufacturing in North Bennington after the Civil War. He first made corks and erasers, but he started focusing on furniture in the 1890s. Classic Cushman Colonial furniture are proudly owned in many rooms in North Bennington today.
In the 1870s he started a small factory. He invented and sold several novelties, including erasers. He sold the rights to manufacture the erasers and received royalties. He organized a mail order company, the United States Mail Supply Company, which was one of the first in the country. He also invented the first ink eraser, the first pencil and ink eraser combo, and the first childrens pencil box. He made some of the earliest roller skates, which were made of wood.
In 1886 he began making coat and hat hangers and racks. There items were the first real furniture that he produced. In 1892 he moved to his final location in Vermont. At this time his company made 150 different articles of fancy furniture. Around 1901, the company began making Mission Furniture. He designed the first end-shelf table in the Mission style. The company also made stools, wardrobe trees, and stands. He also invented the Betumal, ore Beat Em All, which was a telephone stand. Kansas City Furniture stores have great furniture, such as the items mentioned on this page. You can also find them in cities near you!
He introduced a small line of smokes in 1913 and this line became the most popular smokers in the country. The demand for the smokers died in the 1930s.
In the spring of 1933, Cushman introduced his Colonial Creations line, and in 1936 the Modern Creations line was added. Colonial furniture had been made by other companies, but Cushman adapted ideas from blacksmiths cobbler benches. The finish and scuffing made the furniture look 150 years old, even though it was brand new.
There are many places online that you can find antique Cushman furniture for sale. Depending on the state of the piece, and the age, depends the price.