hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,

Vintage Couch

I bought this couch a few months ago:


In my boredom this evening, I decided to see if I could find anything out about it. The tag on it says it's made by Lincoln Furniture Mfg. Co, has a date of 601012, with the style being Mars, the fabric described as "Venezia Oyster W/ Venezia Citmus welts & applique," order number 32159, and stating that it was made expressly for Reno Furniture. There's also a Marflex (r) label in there that reads "Marflex cushions should be turned regularly to minimize wrinkling and to maintain the excellent tailoring

There are also two matching chairs (they have the same order number):


Anyway, google failed me here. The first result looks like a company that sells vintage ads. The other results seem to refer to lawsuits the company went through. A serarch for Marflex seems to suggest that it's now a water-proofing product for basements. Marflex cushions yields much better results, with what appears to be the company profile for the manufacturer of the cushion (which appears to have renamed itself several times), as well as a 1960's furniture ad from the San Mateo Times. The ad copy reads
Page16A SAN MATED TIMES WEEKEND Saturday, June, 18, 1960 Hillsdale at El Camino and the S.P. tracks San Mateo starting SUN DA Y and Sectionals at 22% to 35% OFF Just One or Two of a Kind Sale Prices Limited to Stock on Hand .No Special Orders Free Delivery nSUNDAY Noon to 5 P.M. Open Mon. Thurs. Nltes 'Til 9 P.M. 102" Pillow-Back Tan Naugahyde 4-Cushion Sofa 249.95 Value 8-Ft. Quilted SOFA Dacron Pillow-Back Marflex Cushions 549.95 Value Early American Occasional Chair Print and Solid 49.95 Value Danish and Modern French Provincial 7-Foot, 3-Cushion Carmel Twee...
Not a whole lot about my particular couch, but it did occupy some time this evening . . .
Tags: couch, dork, furniture, research, vintage

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