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does anyone know of The Guthridge Chair pat'd July 30, 1901 in Chicago?

the chair has a back that is hinged and swings up about 8 inches. it is either mahogany or oak and had curved arms

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Mahogany Guthridge Chair Dated 1901 Description: This unusual find, an Original Guthridge Convertible Chair. We are not sure what it was used for, and have asked several museums. The chair is solid Mahogany, The back of the chair has a release that allows the chair back to be brought foward on 2 hinges, up about 8 inches from the back. Perhaps used to help and invilide, or as a step,(had to have small feet?, or as what???Maybe one of your Grandparents had one of these. The chair measures 38 inched high to the back, seat 16 inches across in back, 18 inches across in front. Has two sturdy arms. The Brass plaque on the back reads, The Guthridge Chair Pattented July 30,1901 F.M.Guthridge 1435 Wabash Avenue Chicago Country: USA Maker: Guthridge Co. Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm) Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm) Materials: mohagany wood
Sep 30, 2017

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