Dewey was the founder of the Dewey Decimal System for Libraries. The company made library furniture until 1927 when they were absorbed by Remington Rand. See pictures as part of the detailed description. The Library Bureau was a business founded by Melville Dewey in 1876 to provide supplies and equipment to libraries.
The Library Bureau quickly became a one-stop vendor for supplies and equipment a library might need. By 1900, its lengthy, well illustrated catalog was widely distributed. Library Bureau office and factory, Ilion, NY, 1911. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Library Bureau supplied furniture, equipment, supplies, and services to many of the new Carnegie Libraries being built. It opened a number of large factories to provide furniture and supplies.
In Boston, its headquarters operated from offices located successively at Hawley Street, Franklin Street, and Atlantic Avenue. In the 1890s, the Library Bureau introduced vertical filing. It soon became a large supplier of filing equipment, supplies, and expertise to business and government.
Library Bureau schools in major cities taught filing to clerical workers. It opened a large factory in 1909 in a brick building at 224 Albany Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; by 1925, there were 450 workers here. In 1918, the adjacent building, 230 Albany Street, became its headquarters.
 By 1922, the Library Bureau had factories in Cambridge, Chicago, New York City, London, and Ilion, New York. Between 1896 and 1899 Library Bureau collaborated with Herman Hollerith's Tabulating Machine Company to distribute its punched cards processing machines. In 1927, the Library Bureau was absorbed along with a number of suppliers of office supplies and equipment by the newly formed Remington Rand holding company.The item "Library Bureau Sole Makers Oak Wood Flat File Document Map Cabinet 16 Drawers" is in sale since Monday, October 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Cabinets & Cupboards\1900-1950". The seller is "antique_underground" and is located in Buford, Georgia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.