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USN Captain's bridge chair

Started by hink441 , Dec 21 2011 06:27 PM

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#1 hink441

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:27 PM

Here are a few pictures of a USN bridge chair I picked up years ago in a Norfolk flea market. I don't know if anyone is interested, but it was made by Karpen and has had a four legged base welded on. I think Karpen went out of business in 1952. Pretty neat chair, Thanks for looking!!

Chris

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:00 PM

Here is an interesting picture of Gen. MacArthur sitting in the same kind of chair. This was during the Korean War Inchon landings onboard the USS Mount McKinley.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:05 PM

Another picture of the General and the chair.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:11 PM

The USS Mount McKinley AGC-7

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:22 PM

Looks remarkably like a modified ready room chair.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:28 PM

It is a pretty cool chair.

You can see where they welded on the base with the casters. It be nice to get that re-upholstered as originality of the material is useless if it looks like hell (IMO).

Too bad you can't tie it back to the ship it was used aboard.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:38 PM

Yeah I have considered a re-upholstery job, but I am torn :lol: as to what to do !! I believe Karpen made early Ready Room chairs, this one however does not have the plotting board normally seen on a ready room chair. I do have a couple of modern Ready Room chairs in storage. One has been on this forum before.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:06 PM

This is pretty neat. Other than being re-upholstered, it'd be cool to put it back on some kind of pedestal, so it'd sit up high like they do on the ship's bridge. Great Inchon pictures, too, by the way. Last time I was in D.C., they were giving away free books about the Inchon landing at the Navy Memorial. I may have to break it back out and give it another read.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

I guess it would look good if I could get a pedestal made and re-upholstered. I wonder what it would cost? :think:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

Sweet!!

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:35 PM

If you ever give up on it I will send my people over to pick it up, if I lived near you I would help you with the reno.

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