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Chair

Chair

  • Place of origin:

    Redditch (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Charles Shoebotham Ltd (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tubular aluminium alloy with polythene fabric

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs P. F. D. Wallis

  • Museum number:

    MISC.235-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Child's folding chair. The tubular aluminium alloy frame consists of three U-shaped pieces. Two are rivetted together as legs to make an X frame for the seat, a rectangular piece of polythene fabric stretched across them from front to back. The third, which curves at the top, is placed across the back of the X frame and rivetted to the outer of the X frame pieces to make the back, with a rectangular piece of polythene fabric stretched across it. The polythene fabric is striped in bands of green, red and beige, each separated by a narrower white line edged in black, and the legs are finished with a black non-slip ferrule.

Place of Origin

Redditch (made)

Date

ca. 1960 (made)

Artist/maker

Charles Shoebotham Ltd (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Tubular aluminium alloy with polythene fabric

Marks and inscriptions

MADE IN ENGLAND/ "Flywate"
Printed fabric label attached to fabric of seat

Dimensions

Height: 54.1 cm maximum, Width: 36 cm maximum, Depth: 34 cm maximum (front to back)

Descriptive line

Child's 'Flywate' folding chair of polythene fabric and tubular aluminium, made by Charles Shoebotham Ltd in the UK ca.1960

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Games & Toys magazine, January 1962, p 190 [advertisement]

Production Note

Charles Shoebotham Ltd made goods under the brand name Flywate

Attribution note: Sole agent in 1960: Mario Bryanston Ltd, of Solihull

Materials

Aluminium alloy; Polythene

Categories

Children & Childhood; Furniture

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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