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An incredibly kind person dropped this off at my workshop today because they thought I might like to restore it. I haven't worked much with older office furniture so I'm not sure how old it is. I was guessing 1950's. I googled and just came up with ones for sale but no info. Does anyone know much about old office furniture who could clue me in? Thanks!

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LeeAnn, I wouldn't mess with it if I were you. Office chairs with a 4 point base will tip over when a person leans back to relax, and several have broken their necks and died.  In the 1980s 4 point systems were outlawed as being unsafe. New office chairs have 5, 6, 7 or 8 points and are less apt to tip over.

Your chair is oak, probably made in first half of 20th Century.  Some chair companies embedded a round, quarter-sized medallion in back on the edge of the seat. As is value is $5-15.00. If you sell it warn the buyer in writing about the tip-over possibility and have him/her sign it.

Thanks Tom! I didn't think about the tip over possibility! And it would have been my neck that was broken, I was going to restore it to use in my office. Thanks again!


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