In New York City in 1903, the Telescope Cot Bed & Novelty Company started manufacturing cots and campstools with “telescoping” legs that gave the fledgling company its unique name. Now, 109 years later we are featuring our beautiful Brio Collection overlooking a midtown Manhattan that looks decidedly different than when we first started our company.
In addition to our factory in midtown Manhattan, Telescope’s sawmills were located in Pennsylvania until 1921 when Telescope moved to the lush countryside of Granville, New York. Granville not only offered acres of woodlands, but also hard working laborers and railroads to support our new facility. After the sales and administration moved from New York City in 1932, the entire operation was located in Granville and Telescope embarked on a transformation that would eventually establish the company as a leader in casual furniture