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Lost In Texas

United States

#81 Mar 29, 2008
Dottie West from Marsh Furniture Co. is mailing me what info she can find in her archives. I am really unfamiliar with the painted cabinets. Everything in this part of the country are the beautiful heavy oak.

I have another question. When I start the repainting process, what type of sheen did these cabinets have? My first thought it probaly was high gloss or enamel for durability. I dont remember it being shiny. If this isnt in my info I get from Marsh,can I get some suggestions?

Since: Sep 07

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#82 Mar 29, 2008
Lost In Texas wrote:
Dottie West from Marsh Furniture Co. is mailing me what info she can find in her archives. I am really unfamiliar with the painted cabinets. Everything in this part of the country are the beautiful heavy oak.
I have another question. When I start the repainting process, what type of sheen did these cabinets have? My first thought it probably was high gloss or enamel for durability. I don't remember it being shiny. If this isn't in my info I get from Marsh,can I get some suggestions?
Well I will put up a picture of my grandmother's Hoosier (still needs a little work) as I faced the same problem, and I believe it was originally enamel, so I choose a gloss enamel.....all my childhood she had painted it over and used different colors, so I did a compromise, the inside I painted a favorite color she had used all over once and the outside the original white, since she is so closely tied to my feelings for this piece, and I wanted to make it pretty so that the next generations will preserve it.

Anyway if you click this link you will find some really helpful advice by a man who restored a Seller's cabinet that had stencils....

http://www.myoldattic.com/klearfront.html
Lost In Texas

New London, NC

#83 Mar 29, 2008
Marilyn,

I got the info in the mail from Dottie @ Marsh Furniture today. It looks like a copy of a page out of an old catalog. It Shows No. 24 Green and Ivory description etc. The doors are decorated with what looks like stencil. The picture is in black and white so I cant tell what color the design is and I cant make out what the design is. I have emailed Dottie again and asked if she can email me these details. Have you ever seen these stencils? This is crazy, but it looks like Birds, but I just cant tell.
Thanks
Elizabeth
Lost In Texas

New London, NC

#84 Mar 29, 2008
Each time I post it states a different town in Texas. I am in South Texas. Victoria.
MiMi

Saint Louis, MO

#86 Apr 3, 2008
Ed Greenwell wrote:
Hi fellow hoosier owners, I wonder if anyone who has a Sears Roebuck hoosier type cabinet could post a picture of the Sears label or decal, I have my Grandmother's cabinet that she bought in 1936 from Sears and she had the white paint stripped from the top and any tags or decals if any were removed with the paint as I am restoring it I would like to see what it (the decal) may have looked like and then maybe I can replicate it thanks a bunch for any help.
I will try to do that this wk end, I am walkertxranger's wife, he restored mine, and it is very charming!!

Since: Mar 08

Leesburg, Florida

#87 Apr 7, 2008
Thanks MiMi any help would be appreciated,I found the original order blank my Grandmother used to order it in 1936,(it cost $21.98 S&H), in an old trunk that she saved things in,so I took the catalog number and went to the Orlando Public Library where they have old Sears catalogs on microfilm and I looked it up and found out what it originally came with so I could replace missing accessories but the catalog pictures were in black and white and didn't show a lot of detail, so anything like decals or stenciling would be a great help. Thanks again for any help.
Ed Greenwell :-)
MiMi

Saint Louis, MO

#88 Apr 21, 2008
Hi Ed, i am trying this again and again, try the Ebay, i got lots of info there. I love My Hoosier Cabinet!!
LAM

Lebanon, NH

#89 Jun 1, 2008
I'm moving into an apartment that comes with a Hoosier cabinet in the kitchen (the upstairs in an old house, no cabinets or countertops anywhere, just random cupboards.) The Hoosier has the original "Hoosier Manufacturing Co. New Castle, Ind." logo/label affixed at the top, all the original hardware (including the flour bin and sifter and cards in the doors), and is in decent shape with the exception of a few unfortunate colors/layers of paint and one broken foot. I believe it's a circa 1915 Beauty model, or something close. It must be an early-ish model, as the counter top is completely metal (versus porcelain) though it doesn't have the two shallow drawers below the countertop.
Since I do a lot of cooking and will need to utilize the countertop I've been trying to find out what kind of metal the countertop is made of and the best way to give it a good scrubbing without doing any damage. I know the entire purpose of the countertop was for cooking, etc., but I also realize that today's cleansers are a bit different and I want to scrub away any residue from previous tenants.
Thanks for any help.
LM
jennifer

Bensalem, PA

#90 Jun 7, 2008
Hello,
Any idea how the bottom shelf extender attaches to the bottom door on the Sellers Mastercraft?
Thanks!
Lonnie

York, PA

#91 Jun 10, 2008
I have a 48" wide kitchen cabinet. It has brown and white slag glass in the top of the drawars. It looks very similar to the sellers mastercraft I have but with a few differeces. When the porcelin top is extended the top 2 drawers in the bottom section come out with the top. I have a kennedy book and it refers to sellers as having this . But the hardware all match Mcdougell. I have looked everywhere for a cabinet with this type of top with no success. Maybe someone could help I dentify it. lonz2000@hotmail.com
Walker Tx Ranger

Florissant, MO

#92 Jun 10, 2008
That sounds like a White cabinet. The hardware could have been changed, could you send a picture to evone0526@yahoo.com, and I will try to give it a name. Our cabinet has been done for about a yr now, it had decals of red and black, i still don't know what it is.
parsilane

Philadelphia, PA

#93 Jun 20, 2008
I've found the bottom of small Hoosier-like cabinet and am restoring, but the porcelain top is really scruffy and has small divets here and there, some obvious dried paints spills. My question...what is the best way to clean this top???????
my hoosier

La Puente, CA

#94 Jun 22, 2008
i recenty inheriated a "hoosier" it was refinished, so i am having a hard time finding out more about it. it is 70" tall and 40" wide. the top section has 2 cupboards on the left with the flour sifter in there. the sifter measures 12 3/8 w by 10 1/2 deep. next to that has a glass cupboard on the top and an open cupboard below, then on the far right, it has 2 cupboards. the top corners are rounded. then it has the pull out porcelen top the measures 40" w by 25" d. then the bottom has 3 drawers, one is a bread drawer, below that is 2 cupboard doors the left side has a shelf in the middle. if anyone has any ideas on brand, please email me back. toille6901@msn.com. i can email pictures, in you need. there is all new hardware and knobs, so that is no help in determining anything. i have looked for any stamp or mark, but it must have been lost in the refinish. thanks! heather

Since: Jun 08

Albany, NY

#95 Jun 24, 2008
Lonnie wrote:
I have a 48" wide kitchen cabinet. It has brown and white slag glass in the top of the drawars. It looks very similar to the sellers mastercraft I have but with a few differeces. When the porcelin top is extended the top 2 drawers in the bottom section come out with the top. I have a kennedy book and it refers to sellers as having this . But the hardware all match Mcdougell. I have looked everywhere for a cabinet with this type of top with no success. Maybe someone could help I dentify it. lonz2000@hotmail.com
My wife and I recently purchased a 48" "hoosier" with the same pull out drawers with porcelain top design. We believe it to be a McDougall. The "roll-top" part of the upper cabinet is said to be patented by McDougall, it opens downward ("automatically") when you unclasp the latch, rather than pulled up to open. It was sold to us as a McDougall and has a newer McDougall name tag. We are still exploring the thing, and are interested in dating it.
kevin

Ionia, MO

#96 Jun 29, 2008
We bought a Seller cabinet at a sale last week we are looking for some information. It is a three piece unit and on back of the center peice is "No. 3766 Space Saver" and on the side pieces is "No. 747" . they also states that White Enamel and Red trim.
Sonata

Florissant, MO

#97 Jun 30, 2008
kevin that is a winner for sure, white and red. Are there decals on the hoosier?
kevin

Ionia, MO

#98 Jun 30, 2008
Sonata wrote:
kevin that is a winner for sure, white and red. Are there decals on the hoosier?
It was my grandmothers she bought it at a sell around 20 some years ago. She always said she was going to refinish it, but all I can find really wrong with it is there are some places the paint is worn. This was her second one she also had a Seller cabinet that she refinished, I found one identical to the one we didn't get on the internet that was 1927, all hardware there and in good shape. I'm trying to find out some more information on the one we got. I would really like to know about what year? I know that it is a Seller, it still has some of the door charts in the upper two doors, but some of the hands are missing from them. I also found the address lable on it when it was shipped from Sellers in Indian to a furniture store in St. Louis. It looks to me to be some where in the '40s, but I can't find anything similar on the internet. As far as decals I didn't find any. Also there no year or date on the charts or the shipping label.
Milliemo

Springfield, MO

#99 Jul 11, 2008
I wonder where I could find information on an old
Sellers Childs cabinet. Don't know if many were made, or if they were rare. I have refinished it about 40 years ago and if it is worth it, may take it to a good refinisher. It has two doors above and a counter top (originally tin) and two doors with shelves below. It still has the metal nametag on it.
Eos

Saint Louis, MO

#100 Jul 15, 2008
the best thing you can do, is look at ebay. There may be something similar. There are several web pages that have info. I found a lot by sitting one night in front of the computer for about 4 hrs. Great you all have a Hoosier! I am gonna keep mine.
Linda

UK

#101 Jul 18, 2008
public eye wrote:
Try ebay first, and then search the Hoosier next. It may come up in that search.
Hi, I have a dropleaf table with built in cupboard with a slide drawer. It belonged to my Grandfather. It was made by Welmayd Products, at Sunderland Cabinet works, 145 Low Street, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear England, around 1930. I have looked for information but to no avail. I hope this helps you in anyway.

Linda

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