The Telescope Cot Bed & Novelty Company was founded in 1903. Telescope draws its name and rich heritage from their original line of cots and camp stools with "telescoping" legs.
When Telescope became popular for beach furniture, the company ran under the name Telescope Folding Furniture Company. Later, it adopted its current name, Telescope Casual Furniture, Inc.
In the mid-1970's, Telescope took the industry by surprise with its innovative replaceable sling and powder-coated aluminum leisure furniture. Their slings are now considered the standard in the industry.
Telescope Casual now manufactures a wide array of outdoor furnishings, including metal chairs, chaise loungers and umbrellas.