Chair Mender

Chair Mender
Photograph taken October 1961 © Historic England Archive ref: AA019831

This man uses simple tools and a lifetime's experience to weave the seat of a chair. He probably used to go door to door looking for work and charging very litle. Factories, mechanisation, and the production line mean that skills such as this are gradually dying out. Where they are available nowadays they are likely to be expensive.



1960s (1960 - 1969)


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