Would these chairs be seen in the WW2 era?

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Would these chairs be seen in the WW2 era?

Post by Lee Bishop » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:08 am

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Just wondering what timeframe chairs like this would have been first made?
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Post by chibobber » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:20 pm

Lee,
Don't know how far back they go.But were around when I was a youngster in the mid fifties and sixties.
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Post by Chuck W. » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:14 am

Lee, this might help: http://poolandpatio.about.com/od/poolho ... Chairs.htm

Everything I see says early to mid 50's, but I did see one reference to "mid 40's" on an e-bay chair.

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Post by signsup » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:39 pm

Most likely post war. One is the style and form associated with the early 1950's and presuming they are metal, would probably not have survived scrap metal drives during the war.

Remember that heading into WWII, the US was just coming out of a 10 year depression and dust bowl related shortages. Patio furniture was not a common item.

Didn't we all grow up on a set of these in our youth? Hot as heck in the summer sun and usually covered in bird poop and rust? I remember a set painted white at our house and the paint would get all chaulky and rub off on your clothes. Ah, the good old days of lead based paint, DDT and asbestos!
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Post by Lee Bishop » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:33 pm

Makes sense. Like many (or most) or you, I've seen plenty of these growing up, mostly where my parents grew up in Tennessee. I grew up in Florida and chairs like this were never popular, I never saw them down there.
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Post by Ben Dover » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:12 pm

There were some used ones in our showroom that we opened in 1946, like it is being mentioned, some of us that grew up in the 40's can relate to them.
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Post by signsup » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:47 pm

I would think the stamping process would also be an indication of post war production. Most images I serch for 40's patio furniture indactes an open mesh weave, an open wroght iron look, or wicker or teak.

I remember our set didn't even have drain or weep holes in the seat pan. After a shower or if you rinsed it off with a hose, the water just sat there in the pan waiting for some unsuspecting guest to sit down.

I also remember our set was bent in such a way on the lower frame that it was almost a rocker. The more you weighed, the more it rocked. Would tip over backwards REAL easy.
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Re: Would these chairs be seen in the WW2 era?

Post by chibobber » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:16 am

Yes sir! All you need is a bird bath,a gazing ball and a push mower. Some carnival glass from the Purple Marten station with some lemonade....Welcome to suburbia!
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Post by signsup » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:17 am

You need the table to go with it.

Here's the set . . .
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