Edward J. Barcalo

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Edward Joel Barcalo (1870–1963) was an American businessman, noted for founding the Barcalo Manufacturing Company, perhaps best known for the Barcalounger. He was born in Mt. Morris, in the state of New York. Living in Buffalo, New York, Barcolo founded the Barcalo Manufacturing Company in 1896: it originally produced tools, but expanded into the furniture market. By the early 1950s the company had over 550 employees.[1]

In 1916, he was serving as the president of the Associated Manufacturers of New York State.[2]

Barcalo received U.S. Patent no. 719,685 for the invention of a bed spring.

In addition, Barcalo received patents for both canned synthetic snow and Mint flavored ice cream.