***NOTE: We are only working in office on Monday and Thursday mornings!! Orders will only ship on these days. If you need to get in touch with us email us here: TMC , since we are not in the office to answer phone calls.***

We try to keep inventory updated.  If you are able to put in your basket - then we have inventory in stock.  Once items are sold out, we will take off website.

All we have left in inventory (besides parts, including heavy duty frames) is Lemon side tables, Bellaire, Thunderbird and Riviera Metal Chairs with "raw" pan sets (this includes the white heavy duty frames and hardware to assemble). Instructions on how to paint them are listed on each page. You can also just purchase the "raw pan sets" without the frames. 


If you are interested in bulk quantities, please email us at: TMC

Retro Metal Lawn Chairs

BELLAIRE RAW PAN SET-Ready for paint or powdercoat- includes assembly hardware


RIVIERA RAW PANS-Ready for paint or powdercoat,hardware included


THUNDERBIRD RAW PAN SET-Ready for paint or powdercoat,hardware included


Includes hardware for assembly!! Pan sets ready to be painted or powder coated!!


Includes hardware for assembly! Pan sets ready to be painted or powdercoated


Includes hardware for assembly Raw pans are ready to be painted or powdercoated


We Make Quality Retro Metal Lawn Chairs

Our Retro Metal Lawn Chairs are finished in high quality, exterior grade, UV resistant high gloss PowderCoat and can be left outside all year long. They clean off with mild soap and water using a soft cloth. A light application of Automotive Car Wax will help to preserve the High Gloss Shine for years to come. The Vintage, Atomic Era Retro styling of our Bellaire Vintage Metal Lawn Chair goes well with just about any Vintage or Retro décor setting and work great as Front Porch pieces, in the Backyard or around the Pool! Place a few on your Deck and you have an instance Retro Oasis of Bright Colors and Vintage Accents to entertain friends and family. Torrans Manufacturing Company. LLC offers an outstanding, One Year Warranty against manufacturer’s defects and damage due to rust. And, we put our name on each Retro Bellaire Vintage Metal Lawn Chair, so you know you’re getting the real deal and not just another Knock Off! Torrans Manufacturing Company LLC began in Jefferson, Texas in 1850 and is still located in this beautiful East Texas Town and we’re still owned and operated by the Torrans Family. Retro Vintage Metal Lawn Chairs, Retro Vintage Metal Lawn Gliders and Retro Vintage Metal Lawn Accessories is our only business. We’re very proud to say we only manufacture and sell Retro Vintage Metal Lawn Furniture and Retro Vintage Metal Lawn Pieces famous from the Retro Atomic Era of the 1950’s when Elvis Presley, Blue Suede Shoes, Drive-In Picture Shows and Car Hops were Cool!

History of the Retro Metal Lawn Chair

Beginning in about 1937, industrial designers began experimenting with a unique chair design for outdoor use. Tube frame chairs utilizing the cantilever feature had already been in use for several years. This was the highly popular Dinette Set which featured round, chrome tube frame parts with a very colorful and jazzy Formica top. The Chrome Dinette Set was a staple in almost every home beginning in the late 1930’s and lasted well into the 1970’s!

Aside from just a few purpose made outdoor chairs and gliders, the Retro Metal Lawn Chair had yet to be developed. It wasn’t until famous Art Deco and Industrial designers such as John Gordon Rideout, Viktor Schreckengost and Normal Bel Geddes began dabbling in bent tubing and stamped sheet metal that a true all steel lawn chair became widely available.

John Gordon Rideout is credited with creating the first, deep dished or deep drawn metal lawn chair known as the Calumet Chair in about 1938. Rideout’s chair was quickly called by several other names such as Clamshell, Shellback, Tulip and Steel Lawn Chair.

Viktor Schreckengost designed the Beverly Hills Lawn Chair in about 1942. This chair saw very limited production due to the start of World War II and was not seen afterwards. In the Post War Era, industrialists like Allen (or possibly Alvin) Shott along with Ed Warmack began making deep drawn all steel porch or lawn chairs using round tube cantilever frames.