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1928 adMulkey's Furniture (also known as Mulkey Furniture Company and originally Mulkey Mattress Company) was a long-time business at 607 East 12th Street. It was started by Vaughn D. Mulkey in 1919. In later years, the building apparently had a huge chair on the roof to advertise the business. [ need photo ]

"California's Wide-Awake Sleepy House"

Initially the business just made mattresses, but started making and selling all sorts of furniture in 1928. 2 In addition to their main store and factory, in 1927 they also had stores at 638 Grand Avenue and 3320 East 14th Street. 3

The company was in business until at least 1969. Vaughn died in 1972.

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Links and References

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  1. Mulkey's Displays 15 Furnished Model Rooms Oakland Tribune September 8, 1935
  2. Mulkey Adds Furniture Department Oakland Tribune November 28, 1928
  3. mattress ad Oakland Tribune June 13, 1927
  4. mattress ad Oakland Tribune March 2, 1948
  5. furniture ad Oakland Tribune February 2, 1947