This is a early train seat that was manufactured in the 1870"s. This item was purchased out of a home, and was re-upholstered in the 1970's.
Condition-wise, this is about as good as they get! Iron has very light rusting, seat back has three screws missing, and cast iron has crack underneath one of the armrest, see photos. The crack is very clean, and can be repaired quite easily. I personally think you can leave it just the way it is. You really have to look for it, and the crack cannot travel.
The cast is loaded with fine details on both ends of the seat along with makers name, place, and the patent dates.
Seat measures 42" wide x 28" high x 24" deep
Seatback flips over so passengers can face direction that train is traveling when train reaches end of run and reverses direction ( see photo).
Cast iron is signed in two areas, George Buntin & Co. Philadelphia, PA. Patented Dec. 5, 1871 Reissued Nov. 2nd 1872 also under each armrest is the name G. Buntin. Armrest is made of Cast iron, and both footrest were replaced when item was refurbished around 1970.
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