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 Post subject: Walkover seat identification
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:12 pm 

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Is anyone able to recognize if this walkover seat is a standard from the US, or is it one that was special to Denmark?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gVqSw ... KidMfEq-Ye

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 Post subject: Re: Walkover seat identification
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:26 pm 

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Hi Stuart,
I am almost positive the seat in your drawings is a Hale and Kilburn seat.. (Philadelphia Pa. I believe)
I have one I completely restored, and from what I can remember (seat is still in my mothers house!) it is the same. Certain details like the arm rests, the slides which the bottom seat cushion sits on, and the design off the cast iron legs stand out as identical to the seat I have.
I believe it has 1890's patent dates on it....
I will get some photos for you in the next day or so.

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 Post subject: Re: Walkover seat identification
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:39 pm 

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The WW&F Railway Museum in Alna Maine is replicating the Hale and Kilborn seats used by the WW&F (Wiscasset and Quebec, at the time) coaches produced in 1894. The drawings Stuart linked to do not match that specific design. However, the design the WW&F is replicating is quite intricate, was only used for a few short years.

For those interested, see:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,2944.0.html
A detailed discussion of seats, including photos of the beautifully produced wooden patterns, can be found in that thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Walkover seat identification
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:46 pm 

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It looks pretty close to the Hale & Kilburn #73 coach seats that we reproduce.

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 Post subject: Re: Walkover seat identification
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:42 pm 
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The SPCRR (Fremont California) has the patterns for an earlier Buntin seat. This was a common seat used on 1870-1880 narrow gauge cars. Castings from these patterns are being used on one of the C&TS historic cars. The casting set consists of a seat end, a wall end, two arms (to support the back) an arm rest and a couple of small brackets.


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 Post subject: Re: Walkover seat identification
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:02 pm 

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Buntin seat pics similar to what Randy posted above, for those interested, but with folding backs and headrests. https://delaware.contentdm.oclc.org/dig ... 25/rec/808

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