|Yeah, this is how I relax. In my jacket and tie with shoes on.|
I've been seeing these on ebay for a few years now. I thought I needed one, but the prices seemed a little high to me. By the time you figure in shipping, or driving to pick it up and the cost of the chair-lounge it was just a bit outside of my budget.
But a week or two ago the MidCentury Stuff Force was with me. I saw this baby on ebay and its location was just a few miles from me. It had a Make Offer tab on it so I made an offer, it was accepted, and POOF! contour chair-lounge at my house.
It was my second purchase from this ebay seller. I bought a pair of pod chairs from him about a year ago that are still in the stack of things to be recovered.
Come inside and see mine.
So, Dave, it looks like you already know what this is. Why is it on a Let's Identify post?
Since you asked, it's because they made these things from the 1950s through the 1980s and I can't find an identification guide to determine how old mine is.
This one is in white with a pattern embossed into the fabric. It has tack heads showing all around, and its legs are white washed.
|You'll have to excuse the clutter. We don't know where we're putting it yet.|
I looked underneath to see if it had any tags. No dice. The dust cover allowed me to peek in and see "S" shaped leaf springs and some mechanicals, but there were no tags to be found.
|It's very clean. No rips, no tears, and comfortable.|
Seems like some of them don't have upholstered arms. They're just wooden. That's probably an indicator of age. Features like heat and vibrate must indicate age. Mine has vibrate, but no heat.
|Controls for vibrate and position adjustment.|
Could the fabric be an indicator of age? Or the tack heads? This one has a control that slides the chair on the frame into a reclining position.
|It makes me feel like an astronaut when I'm in it.|
Someone at some time has probably compiled an "Identify Your Contour Chair" fact sheet. If you know of one I'd love to hear about it. In the end it really doesn't matter to me what year this is from - I'm keeping it regardless. But I sure would like to know.
|So any idea what year it might be?|