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jude59
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posted February 25, 2001 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jude59   Click Here to Email jude59     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone tell me anything about this company. I have a child's roll top desk made by them. It's old and wondered about the maker.

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m. ward
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posted April 02, 2001 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for m. ward     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jude59:
Can anyone tell me anything about this company. I have a child's roll top desk made by them. It's old and wondered about the maker.

I have an unmarked child's rolltop desk. The chair is stamped Paris Mfg. Co. S.Paris ME. & is a different type wood. Also looking for info on the company.

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bmbb55
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posted April 16, 2001 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bmbb55   Click Here to Email bmbb55     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I grew up very near to the Paris Mfg plant in So. Paris. I don't know the value of the desk, but it definitely is worth some money, especially if it is in good condition. They stopped making them a long time ago. They used to also make the Western Flyer sleds, the ones with the red steel runners. They went out of business several years ago, but I know dealers pay good money for some of the things they made. I would check with a local dealer and see what they can tell you.

Good luck

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Steveo
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posted October 11, 2001 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steveo   Click Here to Email Steveo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have no idea where in Maine South Paris is, but when I was cleaning out my mother's birth home, I found a pair of skis made by this company. They are old....but in great shape. Who knows when the company went out of business, when the skis might have been made, and if they are worth anything to anyone. Please let me know if you can shed some light on my questions.

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ronsacre
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posted May 05, 2002 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ronsacre   Click Here to Email ronsacre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too, have a rolltop child's desk from the Paris Mfg. Co. On the back it says the manufactureer and the number 500. I was told that this desk was my grandmothers writing desk, not for a child. She died about the year 1922. Could anyone say what year this desk is from?

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Damick6539
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posted November 10, 2002 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Damick6539   Click Here to Email Damick6539     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too have a rolltop desk from the Paris MFG. company. it is 36 1/2 inches tall, 17 inches deep and 27 inches wide. Love to know about the manufature and this desk. Any idea how old this is?

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maddie
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posted January 02, 2004 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maddie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have a child's roll top desk made by the Paris Mfg. Co. It was mine back in the 50's and would like to know what it may be worth today. I have tried to find out but no one seems to know.

If anyone finds out, please pass on the info.

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WH
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posted January 10, 2004 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WH   Click Here to Email WH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm working on a job in northern Michigan and bought an old pair of Paris Mfg. Co. skis yesterday (to take advantage of all this snow). They belonged to the father of the man I bought them from and appear to be in perfect condition. I plan to take them out and try them this morning.

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Rebecca Echols
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posted January 21, 2005 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rebecca Echols   Click Here to Email Rebecca Echols     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jude59:
Can anyone tell me anything about this company. I have a child's roll top desk made by them. It's old and wondered about the maker.

I have a adult lift top desk with the mark made by Paris MFG.Co. South park Me. With the # 53 on the back of the desk. The desk has 3 drawers on the left side and a door with a file space on the right. Behind the door is also a small drawer. On the lift up top of the desk there is a inlay I think it's leather? I get the desk from a old lady who said her father had the desk when he was a school master.This would put the desk around the late 1800's. Would like to know more about the desk and the Co. Would like to know how much the desk may be worth?

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ROADKING
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posted March 24, 2005 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ROADKING   Click Here to Email ROADKING     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a pair of skis made by Paris mfg co. They have never been used and are stamped with numbers. They are alpine model skis from the early 40s. I would sure like to get some information about the company or the skis.

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selbyjones
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posted June 02, 2005 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for selbyjones   Click Here to Email selbyjones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paris Co. Inc.
PO Box 250
South Paris, ME 04281
(207) 539-8221
no known website

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selbyjones
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posted June 02, 2005 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for selbyjones   Click Here to Email selbyjones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
found the website:
www.theparisco.com

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mpanegasser
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posted May 18, 2008 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mpanegasser   Click Here to Email mpanegasser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.pariconsleds.com/company.html


My wife found a childrens secretaries desk at a garage sale here in the chicago suburbs. I haven't had the time to check on wood type, ect. but am very interested to learn more. I contacted the paricon co. which I posted the link above. If you read the page ive linked, paricon is owned by the children of the last family owners, cool story, actually.

My desk is a birthday gift for my 7 yr old daughter who has been asking for a desk for quite some time now. Perfect fit. It also came with the matchinc hair, all of which are in pretty great shape!

Happy hunting!

Ill post any more info from the company, im looking for old catalogues

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sheila316
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posted June 06, 2008 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sheila316     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a children's table with matching chairs from the Paris Co, been in my family for at least 70 years. Would appreciate any information out there about it.

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silentchimes
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posted August 29, 2008 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silentchimes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a folding, wooden 'beach chair', of some unidentified wood, at least 70 yrs or older. Also labeled Paris Mfg, So Paris Me, No 46. It is still useful and classic.
Chris

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