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Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:14:23 PM »
Hi guys. Quick question. Does anyone know the years of operation for The Mutual Furniture Company in Miamisburg, Ohio? Thanks.

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 09:55:10 PM »
I know the company was formed in Dayton in 1920 and moved to the Miamisburg location in 1921 at an old airplane factory.  I can't find out when it stopped operations but know I have found places listing furniture made in 1938.
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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 07:35:28 AM »
Thanks KC. I have a coffee table made/sold by them and I was trying to figure out what it is worth. The stamp is a little smudged, but I think it says 1931. The only thing I could find was a guy with an end table made/or sold by that company. He has his dated at 1838 and I was pretty sure that was wrong. I didn't think something from 1838 would be stamped, but was not sure.

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 12:09:51 PM »
kathyv43, agree it is not 1838 for this company!

Found a booklet,The Mutual Line Living Room Tables, Chairs, Bookcases, and Novelty Furniture: Catalog, Issue 39, dated 1939 so they were in existence at that time!
https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=inauthor:%22Mutual+Furniture+Manufacturing+Company+(Miamisburg,+Ohio)%22
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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 02:35:40 PM »
Stamping furniture didn`t start till late 1920`s  and early 30`s !!

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 05:45:17 PM »
Thanks y'all. I thought he was wrong and was relatively sure mine said 1931.

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 07:20:00 PM »
The earliest I could find in the Furniture Worker was that they incorporated May 3 1920, with $850,000 in assets !!  They may have been in business prior to that but as a private company so likely not well known !!  Maybe 5 or 10 years earlier then took on partners and moved from Dayton to Miamisburg and expanded the company !!  At least thats the way it reads !!

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
His stamp looks just like the one on my table, he's reading his wrong. Anyway, I am posting pics of mine. What do y'all think I can sell it for? Hes trying to sell his for $500, but i know its not selling for that. Lol. Thanks.

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 02:47:24 PM »
These little Duncan Phyfe reproductions rarely ever sell for over $100. and only if in excellent shape then !!  The square top is better than round,, those are more common !!

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 02:55:05 PM »
Thanks Mart. I was thinking I would sell it for $50 or so. It was free...so anything will be a profit.

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 06:12:24 PM »
Put $75  or $100.  then come down if needed !!  You can always come down when selling,, can`t go up !!  Fewer square tops than round on the market !!  I once had my living room and dining room in Duncan Phyfe repro`s !!  I just liked the look of them !!

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 09:34:05 PM »
You might not have a coffee table - it could be a tea table with removable tray! (the good news)

The tea sell for $80 - $140 depending on condition!  Still very popular!  If it is the larger (34" wide) coffee table they do go for less!
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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 05:11:31 PM »
Mart, I live the Duncan Phyfe style also.
KC, the widest part is 28.5 inches....so, tea table?

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 07:02:50 PM »
Height??

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Re: Mutual Furniture Company, Miamisburg, Ohii
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2018, 08:24:55 PM »
Thanks Mart!  Should have asked that as well!  Rule of thumb - list the length, width and height!  Thanks!
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