Hunzinger 1869 Patent Chair
Whoa. It has taken me 5 days to isolate an issue on this blog that prevented me from creating new posts. It is easier to troubleshoot problems where nothing works at all then to troubleshoot the case where everything works on the site except adding new posts. It has not been fun and has broken my rhythm. While I get my mojo back, here’s a post I had waiting in the wings …
I personally own the chair that is represented by the design in the 1869 Hunzinger patent application. He made seemingly countless, sometimes crazy-looking variations of this chair but it feels kinda fun to have a chair that is 95% the same as the patent drawing from 1869.
I say 95% the same because it seems that Hunzinger was always tinkering and you can see something in my chair that is not in the design. My chair must be a later derivation or evolution of the chair. Hunzinger added additional bracing connecting the back legs to the front cross-brace down near the floor. You can compare my chair, above, with the patent side image and see that the extra bracing is absent.
He certainly was concerned with rigidity and durability, which was the original purpose of his patent.