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Posted By Guest, 11/20/2002

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I was trying to looking up information about a bedroom set that I have, and your web-site came up. I was looking under Basic-Witz industries. I am trying to find out about this bedroom furniture. It has a name plate on the inside drawer, stating that it is an official copy from the 1939 worlds Fair. Salvatore Bevelaqua name is on the plate, also has the siegles' sphinx sentinel lock by yale. Any help is grateful. Regards,


From Russell at Furniture World Magazine, 5/26/2004  7:24 PM

  Basic Witz is long gone. According to a 1941 issue of FURNITURE WORLD, "Basic-Witz Furniture Industries, Inc., Waynesboro, VA, manufacturers of bedroom and dining room furniture, have been in existence for 50 years, having started in a small way back in 1889. Their present plants located at Waynesboro and Staunton, VA are among the most modern furniture factories. The company manufactures a popular line of of modern and 18th Century bedroom and dining room furniture, desks and secretaries. Boyd Stombock, the president and treasurer, has been associated with the company since 1908. Paul Hays, vice president and sales manager has been with the company since 1923. Charles A. Holt, secretary, came into the organization in 1936.   

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