The Unique "Under-Window" Merchandiser Cabinets

Most of the major manufacturers offered these lower style work benches to their consumers.

The quantities must of been very low as most of these benches are quite scarce.

The ARO service merchandiser

With only two pictures of their elusive work stations, this ARO cabinet may be one of the more rare units out there.


Possessing an indented single stainless trim piece across the top of the cabinets and a study center bench, the ARO merchandiser appears to be able to take a variety of different center sections. Much of the benches details, like hinges, handles and proportions, tend to have me believe that they may have been built out of surplus Lincoln Engineering units. We have not seen the rectangular ARO emblem until January 1948 and after, so that is the best gauge of when these cabinets would have been manufactured.

If you have one of these workbenches, please reach out to us.


1949 Buick Lubricare photo ad

1948 Lincoln sectional merchandiser

In this Lincoln Engineering bulletin sent to us by Mike Kalstad; you can get a glimpse of one of their more rare configurations.


You could order any combination you desired of these shorter work station setups. 


Although we do not have a picture of one of these cabinets complete, here are the side cabinets by themselves.