Stackable bookcase systems are still manufactured today both in the United States and abroad, some still carrying the proud Globe-Wernicke label. Kind regards, Derek Post navigation. The bookcases were wildly successful with businessmen and professionals throughout the world and the company eventually opened factories or licensed operations in England, Canada, France, Belgium and Austria. For more information call 800 387-6377, fax 352 563-2916, or e-mail. Yeiser took an interest in the stacking bookcase concept, feeling it would fit well in his company and purchased the Wernicke factory, renaming the company Globe-Wernicke. The magnificent Bodleian Library in Oxford was one of the first large collections of books and manuscripts to house their holdings on open shelves.
Its parent company and any subsidiaries reserves the sole right for its use in publication, manufacture and promotion of it's related products. Sections are decent good solid condition, a couple have minor veneer edge chips at the sides but overall the parts are quite nice - please check my 12 detailed photos. The quality of material is equivalent or superior to the original 1900 release. Most of the manufacturers stopped making stacking bookcases by the mid 1930s during the Depression era. The measurements are 51 inches high, 12 inches deep and 35 inches wide.
The mistake was mine — I read the words on the film canister to film expert Allen Michaan, but I did not tell him the measurements. New labels are described by sellers as being made in the same size, color and paper as originals and are available for several sizes of bookcases. Globe Wernicke was the main maker and supplier of this type of stacking bookcase until it fell into receivership in 1932 because of the Depression but then it re opened in 1934. Therefore, barristers required a way to move large amounts of printed material quickly and safely from chamber to chamber. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Offering an outstanding pair of antique oak barrister bookcases by Globe-Wernicke.
The Macey company was the second leading maker of barrister bookcases in the early twentieth century. There are virtually no parts for the Globe Wernicke® line that we do not have on hand. The original marketing thrust by G-W was to libraries and businesses, natural targets for the office supply industry. The tops and bases are separate elements. Otto Wernicke returned to Grand Rapids and bought the Fred Macey Furniture Company in 1905, renaming it Macey-Wernicke. The Globe-Wernicke company was an american furniture company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The Globe-Wernicke Company was formed as a result of the Cincinnati based Globe Files Company est.
This has been known to damage or destroy lead collectibles, including miniature military figures, antique trains and mechanical models. The labels are the manufacturer's signature and essential to the value of the units. Each section having a glazed door that lifts and slides back using the original brass handle. This style of bookcase never has gone out of fashion and currently is produced by a number of companies. The top glass door on each case has a beautiful leaded glass front with a geometric design. Description Offering an outstanding pair of antique oak barrister bookcases by Globe-Wernicke. It was designed to protect books from dust and other elements but also, and most importantly, it was designed to be portable.
Additional quantities of these labels are available to the buyer. Email us with what you are looking for. The bookcases are found in as few as two and as many as seven stackable shelving units, usually in oak plain or quarter-sawn , but occasionally in mahogany or imitation mahogany. Any violations of the trademark will be pursued within the full limits of the law. Being sold in a used condition with age related marks scratches wear and tear please see photos as they form part of the description and detail. Please notify us within 24 hours of purchase if you would like to cancel an order, as prompt cancellation will reduce the likelihood that you will incur return shipping charges. Another competitor was the F.
Ask all questions prior to bidding. By 1917 the number had changed to the No. It patented a stacker in 1899. These sectional antique bookcases have many uses and not only for books. These glass fronted shelves are today collectible antiques highly desired by collectors. Collection only or you can arrange your own courier at your own risk.
They are in good original condition, with expected wear from age and use. Any violations of the trademark will be pursued within the full limits of the law. It could have been yours for a mere ten Larkin gift certificates. They can be used for anything ranging from simple display cabinets to drinks cabinets and even shoe cabinets creating beautiful displays of fashionable designer footwear. It consisted of a base, a crown and one each 9, 11 and 13 inch units. They also can have writing sections, glass sections or cupboards that can fit together making your own unique design.
Industry Fate Predecessor The Globe Files Company Successor Founded 1899 Defunct 1955 Products , , The Globe-Wernicke company was an american furniture company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. So the lot is made up of 2 estate found bookcases that are not an exact but close match. Its parent company and any subsidiaries reserves the sole right for its use in publication, manufacture and promotion of it's related products. The most commonly seen brands will be Globe-Wernicke and Macey in today's market. These hugely popular bookcases were the product of two innovative office furnishings companies in the late nineteenth century that together formed the Globe-Wernicke Company. We have spent several thousand dollars on having these produced.