Deck Chair- Ss New Amsterdam
Date Posted : 2012-05-04
Group : Collectibles By Owner
This is an original deckchair form the passenger liner S.S. NEW AMSTERDAM of the Holland-America line (now owned by Carnival Corporation).
The S.S. NEW AMSTERDAM was in service form the late 1890's through the mid 1940's, or perhaps 1950's. It was the first of 3 ships of the Holland-American Line to bear the AMSTERDAM name. The second ship was the S.S. NIEUW AMSTERDAM (1937 to 1971, scrapped in 1974). The third ship bearing the AMSTERDAM name is the M.S. AMSTERDAM wich is currently in service.
This deck chair is a lounge style, and is 55 inches form the rear feet to the front of the foot rest. The distance between the feet of the chair itself, without the leg-rest extended is 36 inches.
Wood- possibly teak or mahogany.
The height of the chair back form the floor is 33 inches.
The height of the chair back form the seat is 29 inches.
The width of the chair, at the arm rests, is 22 inches.
The length of the chair seat is 24 inches.
The length of the leg-rest extension is 20 inches.
The height of the leg-rest above the floor is 12 inches.
All hardware is made of brass. One brass bolt is missing.
There are brass hinges at the arm joints and at the leg-rest attachment to the seat.
On the rear of the seat back, at the top, is a brass plate inscribed: S.S. NEW AMSTERDAM
On the front edge of the seat is a brass plate inscribed: First Class Only.
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