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Offering a hard-to-find bent steel hospital examination chair, circa 1920. There were several makers of chairs of this, or a similar, style. This one was most likely made by the Frank S. Betz Mfg. Co. I believe that this is part of the "White Line" and is called the "Davis" model. This chair has the most beautiful curved lines. The welded x-base not only adds strength to the tubular steel legs, but also adds to the beauty of the design.
Chair measures 37.5" tall x 22" wide x 21.5" deep. The seat height (where the arm meets the seat) is 19.75" tall. I am 5' 5" tall and find the chair to be comfortable.
The chair is very structurally sound, and was definitely built to last. It has been painted a couple of times over the years, the last time was in the 1950's - early 1960's because the color was the mint green that was found in most hospitals and sanitariums of that time period. As you can see, the chair has quite a bit of surface rust, although I find the finish to be quite appealing just as it is. If the new owner also does, he/she would probably want to apply a clear coat to preserve the finish. There are a couple of small dents in the seat. The original feet are missing, but have been replaced with black booties keeping in character with the original feet.