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Furniture City U.S.A.
Description: Grand Rapids, Michigan is one of the most renowned locations for furniture manufacturing in the United States and is even referred to as “Furniture City."
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Clip #: MF-20A
Length: 12:27
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Michigan
City: Grand Rapids
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, Michigan, Grand Rapids, skyline, cityscape, street scenes, traffic, furniture company buildings, downtown, furniture display buildings, buyers shopping for furniture in showroom, Italian Classic, French Period, furniture showrooms in traditional, transitional and modern styles, office furniture displays, Grand Rapids Public Museum, William Haldane cabinet shop exhibit recreation, intricately carved Renaissance bedroom set winner of 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, men flipping through books on furniture design and construction at library, man and woman looking at historic collection of chairs, historic furniture pieces, furniture designers, man backing up tractor carting stacked timber into building after which male worker closes sliding door, furniture factory, humidity being carefully controlled, male workers using machines to cut down timber into smaller pieces, woodworking, male worker shaping wood on automatic lathe, experienced male craftsmen selecting wood veneers, male craftsman creating teak parquetry tabletop, hand craftsmanship, male craftsmen assembling cabinet doors and drawers, upholstering, male workers meticulously tying springs individually, male worker putting hammer up to his mouth as he upholsters chair, male carver carving intricate wood detail into furniture, male worker applying finish to dresser, finishing techniques, male worker teaching distressing techniques to apprentice by hitting wood surface with chain and piece of slag, male worker hand mixing finishes and carefully applying finish to wood table, family seated on living room furniture


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