A family friend has asked me to resurrect her old platform rocker. It is in fair shape except for the seat which is falling out through the bottom because of the failure of the webbing.
But we wonder what sort of rocker it it, whether it was a mass produced piece and if it is very old.
So I committed to some research. I have looked at hundreds of platform rockers and haven’t seen one just like it. I was wondering if some Lumberjock with greater knowledge might know about it.
I has no maker’s mark that I can find and seems to be machine made. I see no evidence of hand work where I would expect in a hand made item. The rocker mechanism is two large coil springs, one on each side in the middle, connecting the rocker to the platform.
I have my doubts about it being a valuable antique, but it would be nice to know for sure.
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