Trip to Celina, Ohio -- August 2003
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:04

I went to Celina, Ohio in August 2003 to visit the old Mersman Table factory.

Joyce Alig and Roger S. Wilson were two people that I met who were very kind and helpful to me. Roger Wilson passed away fairly recently, in December 2018 at the age of 97.

Celina, Ohio is located in the western part of the state.
The town is pronounced with the word "LINE."

"Freaky Friday" and "American Wedding" were two movies that were playing across the country in the Summer of 2003.

I am sharing photographs and other mementos of my visit, primarily of the Mersman factory.

I wonder if someone has ALREADY forensically determined the year and type of table that the mysterious board came from?

Mr. K. Keraga would be an excellent candidate for dating the table brace!

    • Mersman Table ArticleSue, Sun Mar 24 15:39
      "Mersman Tables Remain a Staple of 20th-Century Colonial Revival Furniture" By Fred Taylor May 31, 2012 (This article first appeared in Antique Trade Magazine.)... more
    • Re: Trip to Celina, Ohio -- August 2003Joe for Sue, Tue Mar 19 09:27
      Just saw all of your photos Sue. Thanks for posting them and I remember when you made your trip there. There's no shortage of controversy around this Mersman table brace but I think it's nothing more ... more
      • The Watchung Furniture House/Weiseman/BoliardSue for Joe, Fri Mar 22 19:50
        Just because Elmer Boliard bought that table in 1940 doesn't mean the table was manufactured in 1940. Albert Weiseman, who was the president of the Watchung Furniture House at 327 West Front Street... more
        • Re: The Watchung Furniture House/Weiseman/BoliardJoe for Sue, Sun Mar 24 08:37
          Sue, if Elmer Bolliard bought the table from the Watchung Furniture House in South Plainfield NJ, around 1940, I suppose it could have been sitting around for a couple of years at that location or... more
          • Shipping the TablesSue for Joe, Mon Mar 25 18:21
            The Watchung Furniture House was in Plainfield, New Jersey. Weiseman and Boliard lived in South Plainfield, New Jersey. This table brace mystery should be able to be solved. It's not rocket science.... more
        • the tableRichard E Sloan, Sat Mar 23 09:43
          All of this table business only proves one thing for sure -- Sue Campbell is an extraordinary researcher!
          • Re: the tableSue for Richard, Sun Mar 24 15:34
            So sweet of you to say that!
          • Re: the tableJoe for Richard and Sue, Sun Mar 24 08:01
            Absolutely agreed!
            • Perhaps Your Table Can Be Dated?Sue, Sun Mar 24 16:11
              Thanks, Joe! Too bad, Joe, that no one asked the people at Mersman Tables in Celina, Ohio to date the table! In 1980, all anyone had to do was send a picture of the table brace and pedestal, and the... more
    • Re: Trip to Celina, Ohio -- August 2003steve for sue, Mon Mar 18 11:41
      i remember your trip you said they were nice people. great job with this I hope they get to the bottom of this because I think its a fake
      • Former Site of the Watchung Furniture HouseSue for Steve, Fri Mar 22 20:27
        I hope "they" get to the bottom of this also, Steve! 327 West Front Street Plainfield, New Jersey 2003 (Where Elmer Boliard bought his table in 1940 when it was known as the Watchung Furniture House) ... more
    • 1 Picture (nm)Sue, Sat Mar 16 16:02
      • Re: 1 Picture Sue, Sat Mar 16 16:02 '>dice rolling online
    • 2 PicturesSue, Sat Mar 16 15:59 '>dice rolling online '>dice rolling online
    • 3 PicturesSue, Sat Mar 16 15:51 '>dice rolling online
    • 2 PicturesSue, Sat Mar 16 14:31
      • Re: 2 Picturessteve for sue , Mon Mar 18 11:44
        great job sue, im surprised nobody commented on this
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