The "Napanee"

Homes of the Kitchen Industry

The "Napanee"

Nappanee, Indiana 46550, United States

Created By: Nappanee Public Library


By 1904, Coppes, Mutschler, and Zook were making chamber suits, sideboards, tables, and kitchen furniture and creating lumber, packing boxes and building materials. Factory A (former Nappanee Furniture Company) makes extension and library tables. Finishing and wareroom building adjoined the B&O tracks. Factory B made chamber suits and sideboards. Factory C was where the kitchen cabinets were made. While Coppes Brothers had made kitchen cabinets since 1902, they began to make the cabinets exclusively in 1914. The cabinet, for the first six months, was called the “Napanee” and then it was trademarked “The Napanee Dutch Kitchenet” Nappanee only had one "p". One of the first kitchen cabinets sold for $5.65 and weighed over 275 pounds.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Homes of the Kitchen Industry


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