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Name Harris Furniture & Chair Co. Ltd.
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Furniture Manufacturer
Children's Furniture
Notes The Harris company formerly was located in Meaford, Grey County, Ontario (established there in 19___, but Mr. _________ Harris of the company later bought the former North American Furniture Co. factory and moved his factory operation to Owen Sound in 1937. A 1946 Owen Sound telephone book has the company listed as "Harris Furniture & Chair Co. Ltd. 14th St. West". The company closed in 19...

Bedroom furniture for children, and wooden high chairs were manufactured there.

Circa 1943, one of the employees was a William Harris (no relation to the owner of the company). He worked there until 1945.
Places of residence Meaford, Grey County
Owen Sound, Grey County

Associated Records

Image of 2003.017.001abcde - Crib

2003.017.001abcde - Crib

A white and green-painted wooden child's crib in five pieces. There is a decorative colour decal of a rabbit cartoon on one end piece. The crib still has its metal mattress support.

Image of 2012.009.001abcdefg - Chest of Drawers

2012.009.001abcdefg - Chest of Drawers

Child's maple wood dresser (a) and its round wooden mirror backing (b). The mirror's original glass lost its silvering and was removed. The dresser is 48.5 cm deep including the knobs, 93 cm wide, and 74.3 cm high. The mirror backing is 60.5 cm diameter. The back is stamped with "----- Ltd. Toronto / Sept. 1947" The top left drawer is (c), and the top right drawer is (d). The three lower drawers are (e-g). The wood has a light (blond) finish. The back of the dresser has "607E" pencilled on it. The inside of the upper left drawer has remnants of the once-colourful "MADE BY / Harris / Furniture & Chair Co. Ltd. / OWEN SOUND / ONT." mark. The pull knobs are round and ball-like. T

Image of 2012.009.002abcdef - Wardrobe

2012.009.002abcdef - Wardrobe

Child's maple wood combination dresser and wardrobe. The wood has a natural (blond) finish. The front bottom area has two widely-reeded (ridged) feet. These are repeated in the side feet, towards the back. The dresser's pull knobs are round and ball-like, and have the same finish as the rest of the wardrobe. The interior of the right side of the closet has an installed metal hanging area. The interior of the closet has a colourful maker's label depicting two bunnies holding a banner reading: "MADE BY / Harris / Furniture & Chair Co. Ltd. / OWEN SOUND / ONT." The wardrobe door has a white AMEROCK catch. It is part of a Model 607 bedroom set (see RELATED).

Image of 2012.009.003abcde - Crib

2012.009.003abcde - Crib

Finished, factory-made child's crib. It no longer has its original mattress. The headboard (a) has an applique cut-out of a cartoon bunny. "Model 607" is stencilled low down on the wood. There is also a "Harris Furniture & Chair co. Ltd." decal label on the lower inner area of the headboard. The upper area has a wooden design which resembles the piecrust edging of older pieces. The crib has wooden castors. The footboard (b) is decorated with an applique cut-out of a cartoon bear, and another one of a bunny. The metal and wire mattress support is (c), the side rail is (d) and the side rail with the metal rods and metal catch is (e).

Image of 2014.048.001 - Highchair

2014.048.001 - Highchair

Blond-finished wooden high chair. It has a semi-circular, pivoting wooden tray. The gold and black decal on the back of the seat reads: "Harris / FURNITURE & CHAIR CO. LTD. / OWEN SOUND, ONT." The back of the seat has a scroll-cut shape at the top. It also has four grooved, linear, decorative lines, two of which are curlicued. It was built using convex-headed Robertson screws. There is a wall between the child and the surface of the tray, to prevent spills onto the child. There is also a semi-circular wall at the front of the tray, to keep items from being pushed off the edge. Two small, green felt discs were applied to the underside. The front edge of the seat is shaped to accommoda