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Set of 4 Raw Steel Dinette Chairs c1948 Item # F5821
During World War II, the homefront devoted all efforts and resources toward supporting the brave boys abroad. This included the opening of new steel-stamping factories that made special heavy-duty parts for weapons, tanks, ships, etc. Simultaneously, the general population experienced a restriction on most metals, as these precious materials also had to be directed toward the war effort. When the battles were finally over, factories had to re-tool and previously scarce materials returned to the market. That's where these remarkable chairs come in.
Likely made in a steel-stamping factory that once made military supplies, these all-metal cantilever dinette chairs were only on the market a short time. Even though the return of steel to the American household made the material very desirable, it also made them very expensive. We date these chairs to the late 1940's, before they were replaced by tubular steel and vinyl versions. They are as comfortable as they are unique.
- Historical Style: Mid-Century
- Condition notes: Stripped steel with a polished and waxed finish. Some spots of wear on the metal, but this is all commensurate with age. A few holes worn through the undersides of the bases, where they touch the ground.
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