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January 05, 1979 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-01-05

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Everybody makes mistakes, right? So why should we be
any different? And we don't believe in hiding our
mistakes either, so we put them on display in all their
ugliness for everyone to see. Our Gorman's Goofs sale
is a real furniture freak show. But if you pass up prices

like this, you belong in a sideshow too.. So, c'mon over
to Gorman's Gallery and see all our buyer's boo-boos at
up to fifty percent off. You'll be surprised at just how
ugly ugly can be. And if you don't find anything you like,
it's always good for a few laughs.


48" diameter dining table with chrome strip and four
side chairs. The designer of this monster was the first
to stand trial at the "Furniture Crimes Trials" in Grand
Rapids. When you see it, you'll agree with the jury—


60" chrome sided upholstered bench with attached
one's our "Medusa" model. It's been
to turn lookers into stone.
known to


90" steel gray, cut velvet sofa with chrome base that
gives it "floating" effect. Effect is right. This thing's
been grounded here so long, the manufacturers name
is written in heiroglyphics

Natural wicker loveseat. Brown on white. Cotton print
cushions. If he still loves you after buying this atrocity—
it's the real thing

Leather-look vinyl chair and matching ottoman. Made
in California (where else?). Proof that comfort isn't
everything. The best thing about sitting in this chair is
you don't have to look at it


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Split Rattan, 72" long, 4 door buffet, with Bamboo
finish to give authentic "missionary look" to homes with
Victorian or Colonial decor. We've got three and if
they're not sold this time around—check out the back
lot for a real bargain (Ask for Guido).



Swivel rocker in grey Haitian cotton, with memory
swivel. Even in Haiti, they no likie...Memory swivel
reminds you never to buy another. It may have been
a big hit in the jungle—but so are bananas.




2 imported custom chairs, stainless steel frame, leather
stirrups, Aztec design. Really a gorgeous chair if you
happen to live in Inca ruins. Aztec design simulates
Montezuma's revenge.




Imported Italian design Saporiti 3 cushion sofa. Suede
covered. Bad Taste—Italian style. Perfect for throwing
spaghetti at.




Two Baker apartment size sofas. Foam and down seats.
All down back pillows, Floral design, Did we say Floral
design? If flowers looked like this bbes would be
pollinating mushrooms! $1140

Imported steel and glass wall hung display system. As
seen on "Let's Make a Dear . Contestants preferred
Monty's Cookie Jar ten-to-one. Our buyer was the one. $1055



Thayer-Coggin dining room chairs. Tubular steel
frames, sky blue velvet covers. Well, "sky blue" if you
live in Gary, Indiana qr Pittsburgh. These chairs are the
perfect remedy for long-staying relatives



Complete wall system with finished chrome hardware
by Baker. Not the designer, the Senator. It's.the skeleton
in' his closet. (Oops—there goes the nomination!) . . . . $5969


Ello wall system—white glass front with chrome trim.
Covers eight feet of wall space. Lots of drawers, lots
of doors, this one's got 'everything but a buyer

5 piece Stackmore folding table set. Folding cane back
chairs, folding black vinyl table. The only good thing
about this ugly folding table is it's easy to hide.




Solid butcher block table (42" in diameter) and 4 lea-
ther strap chairs. This table and chair combination
makes a delicate ensemble—or was that "delicatessen



Thayer-Coggin leather lounge chairs With chrome
frames and leather strap arms. These beasts look like
contemporary electric chairs. Designed to inflect cruel
and unusual puhishment on the buyer.



Olive ash Thayer-Coggin game table. Neither Thayer
or Coggin would take the rap for this bow-wow. It al-
most ended a beautiful partnership

60" inch Loveseat in velvet multi-print floral pattern.
The real beauty of this couch is it makes everything
else in your home look better





88" inch sofa by Selig with top grade cover and chrome
trim arms. As if 85" inches of ugly couch wasn't
enough. Our buyer hid under this one for a week after it
was delivered. If he wasn't the owner he'd be fired... .



Plexi-glass- and glass cocktail. table. It's glass, brass
and plenty crass. This one's responsible for three
hernias. Not from lifting—from laughing. When you run
out of jokes at the next party point your finger at this



4 piece curved sectional by Century. Fully upholster-
ed with strange pattern in questionable taste. When you
fall asleep on this loser, the nightmare begins when
you wake up

Solid wood Butcher block. table with minor flaw. The
major flaw was ordering it in the first place


Complete wall system imported from Italy. Black-formica
finish with doors and shelves: These Italian imports
were delayed so long in immigration they're now
antiques—the first piece of furniture to be classed as an
"undesireable alien".




Wide selection of loud lamps that seem to shout
across the room. If you're smart you'll ignore thern. But
at 50% off, who can?? "


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