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It is a beauty. Amazing what they gave as retirement gifts back then. Lucky today if you get a pizza and a handshake.
Nailed it!!! Wow. Our's is 61537, so 1918. Very interesting link too. Thank you so much!
Me too! I have learned so much. My husband and a friend--both over 200lb burly guys--hoisted them onto a hand truck. He hitched our 19' tiny motorboat to the back of the Landrover, and put half of the...
Very interesting. No foundry mark on them, and as you say, one of those Christie auctions mentioned above said the bench had the foundry mark on the back. They are so well made, no finning, clean an...
I measured a bolt, and it is definitely an M8--metric. So I figured that meant it is more recent. But when I went to put it back on, I noticed this: http://imgur.com/EGlHbp4 They drilled new hole...
Just one more question-- I was cleaning these chairs to prep for painting, when I noticed all the screw holes had been filled in (not very well, either) on the side you see: http://imgur.com/oMwpK...
Thank you! I'll look for that.
Husband just said he has a backache today for some reason. Then gave me the side eye.
Thank you all so much (esp., Fhr). Yes, I am going to paint them now without guilt! It's neat to have the backstory. Luckily my patio is concrete. : )
I can't figure out how to add a photo, so here is a picture of the back of one of the chairs showing the bolts: http://imgur.com/bfe4B8T The chairs and table (even the bolts) are very magnetic. ...
Fhrjr2, Dag--I think you nailed it! There are no marks I can find, and carriage bolts here and there where you might expect welding. It is too dark to take pictures, but good lord these things ar...
Oh, and check out winter--one putii is offering St Nick a handful of BRAINS. And the other putii is going to shoot an arrow into Santa's leg if he doesn't accept the offering. You don't see that eve...
LOL! Thanks fhrjr2. In a weird way, I hope they are fakes. I was just looking for some care-free patio furniture, and these were cheaper than anything at Home Depot. Curiousity led me to this site...
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-fine-english-cast-iron-four-by-the-4773085-details.aspx?intObjectID=4773085 Sorry. Here's the link.
Also I found this other Christies auction, which looks like the chairs have obviously been painted, but still sold for $19k?! I always thought paint was a no-no on antiques, but all my knowledge com...
Oh dear. It turns out these chairs weigh more like 125lbs a piece. My husband just picked them up and sent me a pretty unhappy text msg. I will look for the maker's mark and the fasteners and let...
Oh, and I am in Virginia, U.S.
Wow--you folks are amazing! I was thinking of painting them. If they were originals, would that be bad?