Posted 2 years ago
Sometimes, it can be a very *handy* thing to drive a pickup truck... ;-) :-) like recently when my Sister and her husband wondered if I'd wanna get this thing out of their garage. Needless to say, it followed me home from FL in a heartbeat?!!
This old barber/salon chair has the name "ModeCraft NEW YORK" cast into its footrest and is upholstered in black leather. Though in somewhat rough condition right now (showing the effects of being in an oceanside FL garage for a few years?) the upholstery is basically intact and its swivel/reclining and hydraulic 'lift' mechanisms still operate correctly. It does not currently have a headrest but does have the holding bracket for one. (neither my Sis or her husband remembered for sure if they'd ever had it, it might have been missing when they got it)
In addition to the ModeCraft name, it has "SERIAL No.21748" stamped on the backside of the legrest, and a fabric label on the underside of its seat that identifies it as having been made by "F. (?) &F. KOENIGKRAMER CO. MANUFACTURER [?]4 WESTERN AVENUE CINCINNATI 14 OHIO".
I don't know much at all about it yet, though trying to continue to learn -- finally found a pic of one more chair like it (on WorthPoint) along with other assorted pics of nifty commercial-ish furniture, which suggests to me that ModeCraft indeed might have been only its 'brand name'. Its style suggests 1950's-60's to me, but at this point I don't know that for certain either.
Marking this as an 'unsolved mystery' for now -- IF ANYBODY knows anything about it or has suggestions where I should go to find more info, PLEASE SHARE THE CLUE!! :-) :-) :-)
SEE ALSO -- more photos (including label, etc) can be found in part2 of this post, here: