In October 1943, after eight years working with furniture manufacturers in the Carolinas and Virginia as a sales representative of the Reliance Varnish Company and Central Glass Company, Hamilton Louden Bruce decided to try his hand at furniture manufacturing. Leasing a small building for $15.00 per month, he hired two helpers and started to manufacture canvas covered lawn chairs. Production amounted to 24 chairs a day. The company derived its name from Hamilton (Ham) and his wife, Mary (mary), therefore Hammary.
Late in 1947, Mr. Bruce dropped the lawn chair line and began to manufacture a group of occasional tables. With a briefcase full of designer’s sketches, Mr. Bruce made a quick tour of Eastern retail furniture outlets and came home with $200,000 in orders… this before the first sample tables were made at the plant. In 1948, the company started producing mahogany and gum tables with leather and mahogany tops, shifting the next year to leather tops exclusively with all genuine Honduras mahogany.
Today, Hammary offers a variety of styles in occasional tables, chairside tables, home office, home entertainment and accent furniture pieces. Table groups contain an assortment of items such as rectangular, square and oval cocktail tables, end tables, lamp tables and sofa tables in a choice of wood or glass tops. In addition to tables manufactured from various species of wood, Hammary also carries tables fabricated from metals such as wrought iron, cast iron or cast aluminum with wood, glass tops, or marble.
At Furnitureland South we carry all Hammary products, including entertainment center options that can be configured to fit rooms of many shapes and dimensions, and the unique Hidden Treasures collection of accent furniture from around the world that complements Hammary’s range of occasional furniture.
Visit Furnitureland South, The World’s Largest Furniture Store, in High Point, NC, to shop the full line of Hammary furniture and home accent products. With their variety and our expertise you are sure to find the perfect piece for your home.