Old Time Relic.

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
July 8, 1897 Page 1:
 
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Old Time Relic.

Chair 96 Years Old, Sat in by Several Generations.

In the home of Mrs. Mary C. Hunt, widow of Mr. G. M. Hunt, at Calhoun, is perhaps the oldest piece of furniture to be found in any home in Georgia, being 96 years old. It is a chair, and pasted on its strong wooden bottom, bedimmed with times’ finger marks is a label, printed in the old time English letters with the “s” like and “f,” which reads:

“Windsor Chair, made and sold by Andrew and Rob McKim, At Their Shop, Just Below the Capitol, Richmond, 1800.”

The chair is different from the modern chair, the legs and the back, a lot of strong rods and back piece, all bored into a thick wooden seat; it is strongly built, and barring some bruises here and there, is intact and furnishes a fairly comfortable seat. It was owned by Mr. G. M. Hunt, previously by his father, David Hunt, of Floyd county, and was one of a full set purchased from the makers by his grandfather, David Hunt, of Richmond.

 

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