State Supply Equipment & Props has more things then it seems possible to accumulate in one place. One can only speculate as to where, or even how, they got all this stuff? What makes them different from the rest of us, and our relationship to the things we have accumulated over the years, is that they know what they have, they know where they put it, and most important they know where to find something when they need it. Perhaps one could say that the best of the prop houses are really glorified hoarders with exceptional organization skills?
Whatever the case, State Supply has been an integral part of the NY Film and Video and Event community for many years back. They were originally founded as a downtown hardware store in the 1930’s. Over the decades they have evolved to be one of the leading supplier of props, set dressing and expendables. They service the film & TV industry, theatre and live themed events.
From barber chairs to beach chairs, hot dog carts to shopping carts, lampposts to hitching posts, newsstands to music stands, State Supply has it all. They offer an extensive range of props for all types of interior and exterior settings, both period and contemporary, and countless unique items not available elsewhere. As they are fond of saying “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.
Many will remember their downtown location on 11<sup>th</sup> Avenue. These days they call a 45,000 square foot modern showroom their home. Located uptown in Manhattan’s revitalized Harlem neighborhood in the Mink Building, an Art-Deco historic building, and they are easily reached by bus or train.
Look these guys are the real deal. Not only do they have an amazing collection of just about everything and anything you could possibly think of needing, they are really a great bunch of guys to work with. Jeff Ellner, has put together a staff that operates under the old school style of customer support, where the customer comes first, though they might not always be right. So whatever you might be trying to find give these guys a shout. They just might be right, and if they don’t have it, you probably don’t need it.