Original and intact adjustable height vintage American industrial factory office “typist” chair with maple wood saddle seat and contoured backrest made by the Toledo Metal Furniture Co., Toledo, OH. Both the height of the seat and the seat back are adjustable.
Vintage American industrial “posture line” factory office typist chairs were fabricated around 1922-25 by the Toledo Metal Furniture Co. in Toledo, OH. The base is rigidly braced and has long wearing quality. The braces which make the base rigid are held in place by retainers set inside the “u” shaped legs, so that there is no pivoting motion to weaken the construction. The back wire or spring support is made of spring steel and yields pleasantly to the pressure of the body. Four bolts with large size wing nuts hold the seat and “spider” in the base of the chair. Adjustment of height is accomplished by removing the wing nuts and bolts, setting at proper heights and replacing the bolts. No tools are necessary to make this adjustment, which is three inches on each chair by half inch steps. The seat should always be level, which is assured by seeing that the same number of holes appear above or below the brace on each leg of the large steel channel which furnishes the adjustment.
The contoured saddle seat and backrest are made of maple wood. The seat is securely bolted to the steel supports which extend well out toward the edge of the seat. The back support is of solid wood on spring wire rods. The adjustable backrest can be locked at any position within the range of its adjustment. The back is hinged so that it always conforms to the lines of the body. Refinished saddle seat and backrest. Seat height adjusts from approximately 17 to 20 inches.
The chair is in very nice condition, with the usual expected signs of wear for its age. There are some paint splatters and light wear and rust spots on the legs.
Chair can be picked up (or dropped off) local to the New England area. Other areas will be shipped via Greyhound Express. Shipping costs will vary.