ARTS AND CRAFTS FURNITURE The Complete Brooks Catalog of 1912
Brooks Manufacturing Co.
A Joint Publication of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
and Dover Publications, New York
Condition: as good as new
The Brooks Manufacturing Co. was established in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1901 and was incorporated in 1903 as the Brooks Boat Manufacturing Company. The company changed its name in 1909 to the Brooks Manufacturing Co. as it became active in the burgeoning Michigan furniture industry. Brooks was one of several manufacturers—such as the Come-Packt Company of Ann Arbor and the Oakcraft Furniture Company of Portland, Michigan—of unassembled yet fully finished furniture, easily put together by the customer, who was assured that “the only tool required is a screwdriver.” Brooks’ line of tables, chairs, cabinets, bookshelves and other household items was known as Knock-Down furniture, and its manufacture and distribution made possible factory-direct marketing to all parts of the country at substantial discounts over retail showroom prices.