I would like to sell this seat but don't know what it belongs to. It looks like a 1930's or 40's front passenger seat. The seat is solid but the mounting will let it tip forward.I got it from my grandfather's shed over 50 years ago. Thanks.
Model A Tudor,IMHO
I agree, Model A Tudor.
i dont think so.charley
It's not a Model A seat. It looks a lot LIKE a 26-27 T Tudor driver's seat, but it's not! Something that would have had a mohair interior though.
Well,then,could be about any 'coach'from that era.l'll send pics to friend that has a pretty decent Whippet.Available,even.
Most major automobile producers of that era offered a "coach" , two-door sedan, or opera coupe, body style that used one or two seats similar to this. It could potentially be from almost anything. Most of them, the passenger front seat folded completely under the front dashboard, to make access into the rear seating area more convenient. Cannot really tell from the photos, but this looks more like a driver's seat. Because the steering wheel was in the way for folding the seat back fully forward, SOME (not all) of them would not fully fold, and only tipped forward enough that a kid or agile slim adult could squeeze past it. The feeling was also that the driver had to sit for every mile driven, and needed to be somewhat comfortable. Therefore, in some cars, the driver's seat was more substantial than the front passenger seat was. One of the things that has often caught my attention in some of these cars, is that some of the biggest and most luxurious cars of that era had the wimpiest front passenger seat. They believed it was basically a "jump seat" and was intended to remain under the dash most of the time. The driver sat up front, and the passengers rode in the back. The front jump seat was brought back and used only when the car was fully loaded with passengers, and usually for short distances. I once rode in a friend's 1919 Pierce Arrow opera coupe. Sitting in the jump seat, I marveled that it was smaller and flimsier than the two folding front seats that my '25 Studebaker had. In that Studebaker, the two front seats were identical and interchangeable, both fully folding. However the driver's seat could not be fully folded forward because the steering wheel was still in the way.
Tom W, Does the seat back on this one fold flat against the top of the seat bottom? I can't tell from the two photos. If it does not fold completely, It most likely is a driver's seat from the '20s. If it does fold flat, it could be either a driver's or a passenger's seat from the same era.
Wish I had the car that needed it!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Thanks for the discussion info. The seat does not fold. I did some further research and found a picture of a Model A Victoria four door which had a full front bench seat which was upholstered and had the same general appearance as this seat. I think I'll just sell it as a vintage car seat without identifying the manufacturer.
Thanks again, Tom
I think it is a '35 Chevy but cant tell for sure with the back rest spring in the way.