Located in a converted roller rink, about 90 miles west of Chicago
Illinois, USA, James Howard Co., has sold art room equipment of its
own design and manufacture since 1972. This year, 2021, marks our
forty-ninth as a reliable maker of
The company's first product was a large
classroom easel, cited for Excellence, Design of Educational Equipment,
American Iron and Steel
Institute, Design In Steel 1971. It is still available.
One thing led to another.
Broad acceptance of the easel in colleges, art schools, secondary schools,
museums, and workshops inspired more studio equipment—all with kindred
attributes—all embodying utility wedded to simplicity.
James Howard Co. makes two types of drawing horses;
taborets (painters' side tables); utility stools; model stands with
non-technical tilt-top drawing
tables; 'split-top' drawing tables; vertical and horizontal moveable painting
storage racks; and, of course, easels.
More art room products are in the works, but, what we want to emphasize
for you, the school buyer, is that
we, as the sole manufacturer of what we sell,
are well-tooled to modify our cataloged products to suit your particular
needs. Typically, this is done without
'customization surcharges'. Click
year, 2021, is the company's 49th doing business as a sole supplier, selling directly to
public and private,
anywhere painting and drawing are taught
teachers, students, hobbyists or other end users who learn of our products by first-hand-use;
word-of-mouth; or, visiting this web site, also are welcome to buy directly from