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Weight rating - 325 lbs.
This is the chair design that created the term "Shell Back"¯ due to its distinctive clam shell shape. Most likely designed by John Gordon Rideout around 1937, it is definitely one of the first traditional stamped steel lawn chairs with a shaped tube frame. The chair enjoyed much success well into the 1950s being sold and distributed all across America.
Today Torrans Manufacturing Co., LLC calls the design Parklane and is a continuation of the original with just a couple of our own improvements, now in Heavy Duty, with a 325 lb weight limit. We moved the attachment points of the frame to the shell back for increased roominess. Then we gave it an individual color pallet with matching side table and double glider! A wonderful classic styled chair from way back in the "Good Old Days".¯
Retro Metal Lawn Chairs - also referred to as Motel Chairs, Bouncers, Shellback, Clamshell, 1950s style or Shell Chairs.
Our Stamped Steel chairs will bring back fond memories of Vintage Patio Furniture on your porch, by the pool, on your patio or in the yard under the shade of the trees.
Same great traditional value, styling and feel as the chairs your Grandmother had! Made from high quality modern materials with 60 years proven rugged construction. These timeless chairs are actually heavier than originals and hold more weight to last longer than similar lawn chairs made back in the 1950s! Start a tradition with your family this outdoor season.
* Extra strong frames made from 1 1/16" diameter 12 gauge steel
* Seat and Backs stamped from 20 gauge cold rolled sheet steel
* Weight rating 325 lbs
* Fully rolled inside edges
* Stainless steel fasteners
* UV resistant, high gloss powder coat
* Original size and dimensions
* Assembly tools provided - Assembly level/degree of difficulty: Easy
* Made of Steel
Substantially stronger than regular metal chairs. High gloss paint appears more durable than paint on similar chairs, but these recent purchases haven't been subjected to the sun as of yet. Attractive colors will brighten our campsite. We are ordering two additional chairs.