Bowling or Billiard chair set?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Caribou's House, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Caribou's House

    Caribou's House Well-Known Member

    Someone dumped this in my trash a few years back, and I'm clearing some stuff out and need to get rid of it. The two Brunswick seats are joined by a refreshment and ashtray tray. Wooden footrests along the bottom. Is this for a billiard room or for a bowling hall? age? Would you describe as Mid Century? Brunswick.jpg BrunsChairs.jpg
     
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  2. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Bowling alley. 60's - 70's I'd guess.
     
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  4. Caribou's House

    Caribou's House Well-Known Member

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  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    Looks like you nailed it, Fig!!!
     
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Not that I've been in that many bowling alleys, but have never seen a pinsetter that did not say

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  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I'd say 1970s. Harvest Gold
     
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  8. Caribou's House

    Caribou's House Well-Known Member

    You can't go wrong with Harvest Gold or Avocado Green in the '70s.
     
  9. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, back when bowling was fun, being able to drink and smoke in between throwing a ball down the alley! :singing:
     
  10. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    GAH.

    I cannot believe I missed this thread and missed the perfect opportunity to use my "I OWNED A BOWLING CENTER" history.

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  11. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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  12. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Well, you still could! It's not like every thread here has adhered strictly to the original subject. ;);):):)
     
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  13. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    I remember watching Pool Tournaments and the participants would sit on tall barstools. Never saw these types of chairs used for pool tourneys
    Typical Pool tourney set up............
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  14. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I'm gonna make it related. Here's the problem I'm having. Bowlers tend to have stuff (bags, shoes) that get shoved under the chairs. Can't with those.

    Also. Usually the only 2-chair seating is at the scorer's table and I'm pretty sure these are too low for the scorer's table.

    So, I'm not convinced these are bowling center chairs.
     
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  15. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Oh plus, the scorer's table has its own ashtrays.

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  16. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    If it wasn't for the Brunswick name, i'd think it was a patio or poolside piece. Can't really imagine it in a Billiards hall.
     
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  17. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I think billiards. Even if shorter than expected because sometimes the floor surrounding the play area is elevated (also true in bowling, though).

    Yes, these are tall. 1969 catalogue.

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  18. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Seat to floor distance?
     
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  19. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    It's from when they looked like this:

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    Brunswick also made school furniture. I am now pretty sure they furnished my highschool
     
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  20. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

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