Barcalo Manufacturing was an important manufacturer of tools and furniture. Edward J Barcalo established the company in Buffalo, NY about 1896. The first product was a bed frame he invited people to beat on with a hammer. The Charles E Hall company was acquired in 1914. This move firmly established them as a tool company. Aircraft parts were added about this same time.
The Barcalounger was developed in 1940. After the second war, this product would become the main focus of the company. The furniture segment and the tool division would both be sold in the early 1960s.
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