This is the chair design that created the term “Shell Back” due to its distinctive clam shell shape. Most likely designed by John Gordon Rideout around 1937, it is definitely one of the first traditional stamped steel lawn chairs with a shaped tube frame. The chair enjoyed much success well into the 1950s being sold and distributed all across America.
Today Torrans Manufacturing Co., LLC calls the design Parklane and is a continuation of the original with just a couple of our own improvements. We moved the attachment points of the frame to the shell back for increased roominess. Then we gave it an individual color pallet with matching side table and double glider! A wonderful classic styled chair from way back in the “Good Old Days.”
Parklane Retro Metal Lawn Chairs by Torrans Manufacturing Co., LLC.
Same great traditional value, styling and feel as the chairs your Grandmother had! Made from high quality modern materials with 60 years proven rugged construction. These timeless chairs are actually heavier than originals and hold more weight to last longer than similar lawn chairs made back in the 1950s! Start a tradition with your family this outdoor season.
* Extra strong frames made from 1 1/16" diameter 15 gauge steel * Seat and Backs stamped from 20 gauge cold rolled sheet steel * Weight rating 275 lbs * Fully rolled inside edges * Stainless steel fasteners * UV resistant, high gloss powder coat * Original size and dimensions * Assembly tools provided - Assembly level/degree of difficulty: Easy * Made of Steel