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Posted: 9/9/2010 2:55:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 12:33:41 PM EDT by Schadenfreuda]
I saw a chair like this today, sitting at a vendors shop.

He said it was out of a passenger train, my guess is that it was from the 1950's.

I have googled my ass off looking for the correct name for it.

My back sucks. I sat in this thing, and it was SUPER-COMFY! It sat low to the ground. All it would need is a head rest.

I may have to go back to that vendor tomorrow, and if I do I will take a photo.

Worse comes to worse, I will have one made.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:58:21 PM EDT
the question is moot
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:58:53 PM EDT
Nice drawing!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:01:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Nice drawing!

Yeah, no shit!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:01:37 PM EDT
This?


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:02:27 PM EDT
The chairs did not belong to the vendor, as he was just rechroming them.

I will have him ask the lady that owns them if she will sell one or two of them.

My vendor was under the impression that these chairs were on a passenger train, and the build quality WOULD suggest that they were meant to take a beating. But my God, they are comfortable!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:03:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 3:09:29 PM EDT by Schadenfreuda]

Originally Posted By LOW2000:
This?


No, those are "permanent" train seats.

The chair I am looking for is meant to be folded-up and stored.

LOL...that set up looks to be late 1920's to early 1940's. This chair is at least 1950's, maybe even 1960's, but I doubt the 1970's.

ETA: I read the story behind your photo...1960's England...Hmmm...
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:07:29 PM EDT
Check out Kermit Camping Chair. Looks similar but portable. We have a couple and they are the best portable chairs I have had the pleasure to sit in. here
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:11:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 3:12:28 PM EDT by Schadenfreuda]

Originally Posted By cjk:
Check out Kermit Camping Chair. Looks similar but portable. We have a couple and they are the best portable chairs I have had the pleasure to sit in. here

Yeah...I consider those to be the typical folding camp chair. I have a big one like that, but it nowhere felt as comfy as the one I am trying to find.

I mean, this thing was made of heavy-gauge square-tube steel. I thought they were "art chairs" like Eames or something, but found that they were for a commercial passenger train.

I will find out more tomorrow if I succeed in STUMPING the brain trust we have here.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:13:07 PM EDT
E-mail the American pickers guys...

Bet they know where to find one.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:14:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
E-mail the American pickers guys...

Bet they know where to find one.

I know how to find out more about them, just can't do it till tomorrow.

I will probably end-up asking the owner if I can buy them.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:16:29 PM EDT
Not familiar with those in trains, tagged for outcome.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:33:15 PM EDT
Here's some pics of the actual chair in question...







Folded...

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:57:01 PM EDT
what makes them so comfortable?

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:50:25 PM EDT

I've never seen a chair like that. Those look fantastic! Let's set up shop to make new ones! I know all the people who can do it - the metal fabrication, the plating, the upholstery - everything!


DO WANT!!!

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:47:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 8:50:20 PM EDT by Schadenfreuda]

Originally Posted By torstin:
what makes them so comfortable?


I have no fucking clue.

Im a big guy with a fat ass and a bad back.

They COULD use a head rest of some sort, but a couple sticks, some wadded-up newspaper and a little duct tape would fix that.


Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

I've never seen a chair like that. Those look fantastic! Let's set up shop to make new ones! I know all the people who can do it - the metal fabrication, the plating, the upholstery - everything!


DO WANT!!!


The heavily chromed tubing originally made me think that they were some sort of collectible "art chairs" from the 1960's.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 3:07:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By torstin:
what makes them so comfortable?



The construction is different, but the proportions resemble a Danish easy chair (Grete Jalk, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner).



Link Posted: 9/13/2010 3:13:09 AM EDT
Made in the USA, forget it nowadays.....................

It does look like a comfortable chair, maybe search some train related websites and see if someone is selling something like it?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 3:55:50 AM EDT
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