THE MCNESS STORE
Updated 63 days ago
- Age: 112 years
- ID: 7597430/109
1029 River St Ste A Belleville WI 53508
McNess home products were created in 1908 when Frank E. Furst and Frederick W. McNess founded the Furst-McNess Company in Freeport, Illinois. Their line-up of home and health products were sold through the "McNess Man", salesmen carrying wares across America by horse and buggy. The "store on wheels" approach later was replaced by automobiles and later saleswomen joined the McNess men to help sell the products...
In 1919, the company built the "Sunlight Laboratory" and took on a 60,000 square foot expansion in 1929...
In the 1940s, Furst-McNess Company developed a new technique for tablet manufacturing for the US army and supplied food tablets for the war effort.
Also known as: McNess Store