Born 1823 in Canton, OH John Danner established the Danner Manufacturing Company in 1874. In 1876 Danner invented & patented a revolving bookcase designed to hold 32 volumes of the Encyclopedia, It was so compact it took up no more room on the floor than an ordinary chair. Yale College ordered a bookcase in 1877. Danner won a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition the next year. Several orders from Czarist Russia kept the company busy through 1893. Once the revolving bookcase began to sale Danner expanded his operation to include a sectional bookcase with sliding doors & adjustable shelves. These cases were available in quarter-sawn oak and mahogany with or without leaded doors. In 1903, when Danner was 80 years old, a fire destroyed the entire factory. The factory, which employed 175-200 men was rebuilt and Danner ran it for another 13 years until he was 93. In 1916, the Gillian Mfg. Company purchased the John Danner Manufacturing Company ~From a Texas connection we obtained this very fine 4-shelved, Danner Stacking Bookcase. Leaded glass doors enclose the upper section of the bookcase with its adjustable shelves and sliding doors. Below is bottom section/base unit of this nice piece also with sliding doors and adjustable shelves. Professionally restored & refinished, it is ready for your home office.