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Milwaukee Road Super Domes
Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 4:19 PM

Check it out this is the furniture brand of the company that was responsible for the seats for the Milwaukee Road Super Domes.    Very expensive today.    I wonder if the copper color fabric in the top row is the same that was used during the construction of the cars?     That would be cool if it was.Cool

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 4:27 PM

Heywood-Wakefield was a major seating supplier to all the car manufacturers during the Streamliner era of car construction.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Thursday, May 18, 2023 1:42 AM

BaltACD

Heywood-Wakefield was a major seating supplier to all the car manufacturers during the Streamliner era of car construction.

Milwaukee also had yellow birch for woodwork in it's cars.   Might go for the overly expensive entertainment center if I can get it in Birch.   I do like that kind of wood has railroad related nostalgia for me.    Their upholstered furniture is well out of my price range even if it is hand made.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, May 18, 2023 10:00 AM

Heywood-Wakefield was probably best known as the designer and manufacturer of Sleepy Hollow coach seats.

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, May 18, 2023 7:59 PM

While the "Sleepy Hollow" seats gained a lot of publicity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Heywood Wakefield had been building standard coach seats since the early 1920s (to my knowledge) and probably much earlier.

The seats in the suburban electric trains in Sydney Australia were almost exclusively Heywood Wakefield seats, with the oldest (wooden bodied) cars being fitted with "Hale and Kilburn" seats of an older pattern. Cars were built with this seating up until the early 1970s.

These were reversible seats while not designed for comfort for long journeys were well shaped and padded and enough for a tired commuter to fall asleep after a long day. The rake of the seat base was reversed when the back was moved, and it was a very solid mechanism and as we discovered in the 1970s and 1980s relaively vandal resistant.

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Posted by Gramp on Thursday, May 18, 2023 10:53 PM

Really like those counter stools.

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