Monday, February 25, 2013

Pet chair

Only 18 inches tall, this unusual chair decorated with holes might be a salesman's sample. The curved seat and back is a sheet of plywood riveted to the frame. The inventor of modern plywood, Immanuel Nobel, father of Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and funder of the Nobel prizes, died Sept. 3, 1872.  Underneath is a mark that says Gardner's Patent May 21, 1872. PET might be initials personalizing the chair, making this someone's ... pet chair.

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