Feeling Wired: Soda Fountain Chairs, ca. 1900

Originally priced at 30 cents per set, wire chairs were a mainstay of any self-respecting Soda Fountain shop. There was no better place to perch oneself to enjoy an egg cream (chocolate syrup, milk and soda water).

These chairs were manufactured at the start of the 20th century by The Chicago Wire Chair Co. and both examples have their original wooden seat and elaborate, bent wire frames. Though delicate in appearance, the steel provides more than enough stability…no matter how many desserts you may chose to indulge.


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