I found this Goodform steno chair in a thrift shop. It was dated 1978 and had seen a lot of use. The upholstery was sagging over the compressed foam and the aluminum frame was dirty and scuffed.
And that backrest! But I love the rectangular back part. Whatever it’s called.
I chose this wool frieze fabric in a bright tomato red.
It’s a nice change from the dreary old checked fabric that was on there.
The metal frames on some of these old chairs were coated with a lacquer that turns yellow and gets chipped over time. The only way I know of to fix it is to scrub it off with acetone and steel wool and lots of elbow grease.
You can see the yellowed lacquer here, plus some dirt and black heel marks.
Same thing after the MCR treatment!
The back, all straight and level. Turns out it was just a loose screw.
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