Globe Wernicke was an American furniture company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1899 by the joining together of Globe Files Company and Wernicke Company. They were the king of stacking bookcases! They patented the elastic bookcases. These modular bookcases were built to the highest quality with a standard width of 34 inches to make a myriad of changing combinations by inserting of units of different depths, heights, and purpose. In 1955 Globe Wernicke was purchased by the City Auto Stamping Company. It then underwent several mergers and acquisitions until finally merging in 2000 with four other brands to become Cardinal Brands, Inc. of Lawrence, Kansas.