Source: Notarized Declaration, Wabash County Partnership & Firm Record, Book 1, p. 1:

February 2, 1920. Notice is hereby given that Jos. A. Browne of North Manchester, Indiana; Paul M. Browne of North Manchester; Jos. W. Wetzel of North Manchester; Wallace F. Shaffer of North Manchester; John L. Gilbert of North Manchester are engaged in conducting and transacting a manufacturing business of office and other furniture at Main Street and Big Four Railroad, in the city of North Manchester, County of Wabash, and State of Indiana, under the name of "The Browne-Gilbert Company".