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Torrans Parklane Retro Metal Chair

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Regular Price: $112.99

Special Price: $79.00

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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.


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Regular Price: $112.99

Special Price: $79.00


Relax, set back and enjoy life with your grandparents.  This chair will bring memories that could have been lost forever! 

Dimensions: 21 x 22 x 35 21 lbs Boxed dimensions: 1 chair=26x22x7 22 lbs 2 chairs=27x23x14 45 lbs MSRP: $99.99

Parklane Metal Lawn Chairs by Torrans Manufacturing Co., LLC.

Same great traditional value, styling and feel as the chairs your Grandmother had! Made for the "Lawn", does not do well on concrete, gravel or brick patios! 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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  1. Shipped fast Review by Ram

    Shipped fast, love the chairs! (Posted on 7/4/12)

  2. We absolutely love them!!! Review by Richard & Randi

    Hi Tim,

    The chairs arrived today. We just now assembled & polished them. We absolutely love them!!! They look great around our glass table with a milk-glass top. We bought an umbrella with all the colors in it.
    We can’t wait for folks to see them. It’s getting dark here now, but we will send you a pic.

    Richard & Randi (Posted on 3/30/12)

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Please note that our products are in most cases made from powder coated steel and are made to reflect the nostalgia of the 1940's era.  This material is not optimal for avoiding scratches and scrapes so please bear in mind that your furniture may arrive with what appears to be slight unnoticeable blemishes due to the characteristics of metal material.  Our manufacturers may or may not warranty these blemishes but in most cases they do not.  This is simply part of the territory when it comes to this type of furniture.  Most manufacturers will provide a markup kit free of charge to help with your furniture’s appearance. Please contact us if you have any specific questions. All shipping damages are warranties by the shipping company and all packages are completely insured. 

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