Come and sit down
By Judy Evans
March 19, 2018 3:08am CST
Do you have a favourite chair? Some chairs are really comfortable but others just aren’t the right shape to suit us. In the photo you see a garden seat made from a tractor seat, a piece of pipe and a plough share. This is remarkably comfortable. Many machinery and tractor seats were modelled on the same pattern. Farmers spent many hours on their machines and a well-fitting seat would have made a lot of difference to their comfort. Which chair in your home do you find most comfortable?
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• Daytona Beach, Florida
The chair I sit on while working on the PC. However, it is just a regular chair and I have a cushion on it but with all the years of working on the PC, it is a bit wobbly. The other really comfortable chair in the room is an armchair I sit in when watching movies on my other PC.
• Gainesville, Florida
I have a Lay-Z-Boy recliner that is so comfortable that I want to fall asleep the second I sit in it. Now that is a comfortable chair. My girlfriend and kids laugh at me about it, but they are always fighting with each other to see who gets to sit in it and watch TV. lol
I like an arm chair that has a back high enough to support my head and shoulders. I hate these modern things that just come up to around waist height. I have a lovely old recliner that fits the bill perfectly, and that I use as my "reading chair."
• Bunbury, Australia
Yes, that's very similar to the one in my photo. It wasn't just tractor seats that were made like this but seats on all horse-drawn machinery. This looks like a horse-drawn reaper converted to be hauled by a tractor. Here is an old harvester restored by my brother. You can see the same sort of seat on it.
• Derry, Northern Ireland
@JudyEv Yes, the reaper-binder had been horse-drawn, then adapted to be towed behind a tractor. I had the job of sitting up in the seat and engaging or disengaging the drove mechanism as the binder was navigated around awkward corners or the edges of the field. I remember one time being on the pick and stook team on the ground, when a fieldmouse shot out and went up the leg of my jeans. That was a hot topic for discussion at lunch that day! The pic on this page shows stooks behind the reaper-binder:
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• United States
I have seen seats like tis and could not picture where until I read what it was made from. My father has an old tractor that was my grandfathers. This one needs a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up. A pretty teal color would be pretty.