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SECOND - Parklane Heavy Duty Metal Chair

SECOND - Parklane Heavy Duty Metal Chair

Price: $45.00


SKU: pmc

MSRP: $112.99
Product Weight 20.00 / Dimensions 24x22x33.5

Availability: Out of Stock

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THESE CHAIRS ARE NEW - They may have minor flaws and blemishes and cannot be sold as a first!

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".

Retro Metal Lawn Chairs - also referred to as Motel Chairs, Bouncers, Shellback, Clamshell, 1950s style or Shell Chairs.

Our Stamped Steel chairs will bring back fond memories of Vintage Patio Furniture on your porch, by the pool, on your patio or in the yard under the shade of the trees.

Parklane 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

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Great Christmas Gift!

After trying to find vintage chairs and seeing the amount of work required to "refurbish" them, we decided to go with the Parklane chairs. The chairs arrived quickly and were easy to assemble. We could not be happier with the purchase; they are durable, painted beautifully, and are sturdy. My stepfather was extremely excited to receive the chairs as a Christmas gift! Thank you for making our shopping experience easy and fun!

Reviewed Wed, Jan 06 2016 8:38 am by
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Great chairs!

We have six of these chairs for our guests to use at our riverside fire pit. The sturdy construction gives us confidence they will last many years regardless of our guests use and size. The colors are very attractive and the cool retro styling fits our image. What more can I say but great chairs. Thanks Retro Metal Chair Company!

Reviewed Wed, Jun 17 2015 12:32 pm by
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The coolest lawn chairs ever!!

We are so fortunate to have stumbled across the Retro Metal Chairs website. I built a firepit area with a large metal tractor rim for the fire, built a small wall around the area with broken cement pieces, filled the whole area with granite, and needed the final touch....chairs. We ordered 2 of the Park Lane chairs, and could not be happier with our purchase. The shipping was fast, and the communication from Retro Metal Chair Company was fantastic. We are now trying to think up new areas around our house to purchase some more chairs. Thanks for such a wonderful product....heavy duty and a great paint job. We are very pleased with our product.

Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:27 pm by
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New Addition

My hubby had been looking for the clam shell chairs for years now, so.... I Purchased two of the Retro clam shell chairs to go with one of the 1950's original that my husband had refinished. Once the chairs arrived my husband promptly went about putting them together, it was done in no time flat. He was just like a 8year old on Christmas morning, the excitement all over his face. They look almost exactly like the original. Only difference is the placement of the arm tubing it is up higher, and the bottom tubing support is rounded and not squared. No other differences. Thank you so much for bringing the wonderful chairs back into production, they are sure to be a hit.

Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:26 pm by
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Love these chairs

The chairs arrived promptly. Assembly was an issue. The first one took a little time - but by number 4 I was good at it and could with pleasure have taken a job with the company! We have the chairs on our patio, 2 of each color, along with a metal table we made ourselves from an old door. I'm very happy with these chairs, their comfort and appearance, and with the thought that I that should I ever desire to change the color, a can of spray paint will do the trick with ease. Now if only summer would arrive here on the Northwest!

Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:25 pm by
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Huckelberry Chairs...AWESOME

We LOVE our new chairs and couldn't be happier with the excellent customer service that this company provides!

Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:24 pm by
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The Perfect Fit

We bought two Parklane chairs, and they look terrific. We have a 1958 Frank Lloyd Wright type of house and it looks like it was made for the front entrance. I wish I bought the side table now. Maybe I will soon.

Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:23 pm by
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Beautiful and Kitsch

When I decided I wanted a retro chair for my small porch, yours was exactly what I pictured in my mind. I thought I'd find one at Cost Plus or Pier One, but I couldn't. So glad I found your website. I bought The Parklane in raspberry. The color is beautiful.I love it! It's gorgeous, sturdy, and comfortable to sit on. It's a fun addition to the front of my house. All I need now is a pink flamingo on the lawn to go with it! Don't think that will go over well with the homeowner's association, though.

Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:20 pm by
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I have been looking for a high quality clam shell metal chair for some time. I took a chance on these chairs, and was not disappointed. From the packaging to the hardware, and paint finish, very satisfied. They will last a long time.

Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:19 pm by
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Great Match

I was delighted to check back to the website and find the Parklane Chair in Huckleberry at a great price!!! Finally, I found a match for 2 older Torrans chairs I bought about 10 years ago in a vibrant periwinkle called 'Iris'. Huckleberry is lighter but exactly the same hue & the Parklane is the same shape. It looks great on our porch. Now I'm thinking about getting the Bellaire bar chairs....

Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:18 pm by
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My standard poodle, all 60 pounds of him, and I (all 180 lbs) sit in this chair in the doorway to the barn and watch the sun go down. It's comfortable, it supports us both, it's retro and so am I.

Happy to have found the Parklane!

I only wish I could justify buying another one--but one man, one poodle, who would sit in Parklane #2?


Reviewed Fri, Dec 12 2014 12:17 pm by
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