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Image Reference Number: ENBW01_91_203b
Title: Ercol chair 203
Photographer: unknown
Date: unknown
Manufacturer: Ercol Furniture Ltd.
Designer/Creator: Ercolani, Lucian R
Range Name:
Windsor
   
Description: The 203 Easy Chair introduced in 1953 as part of the Ercol Windsor range. The date of the photograph is unknown but the chair was in production for many years.
Angle of View/Elevation: Back View
Notes: Another negative (similar shot) is in the same folder. There are two matching prints in EPBW01_91_203.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the 203 chair the Company issued a leaflet entitled "The Generating Theme" which included the following: "?On a wet November night 1953 ? at an unbelievably late hour ? the lights were burning in the prototype shop ? a familiar voice boomed out, ?Look, Tom, that will see us through two or three months!?. The Old Man was pointing at a chair he had been developing for years ? the 203 Easy Chair ? it has no other name but its number. The ?Tom? he boomed at was Tom Redrup, still very much with us today ? who shared with the Old Man in evolving the chair in its infancy ? and so is the chair with us today after 25 years."
Concepts:
furniture
   
Technical Terms & Materials:
armchairs
,
Windsor chairs
   
Copyright: contact HWeFA for details about re-use of this image
Collection Title: HWeFA
Object Type: negative, film
Object Dimensions (cm.): 12.5 x 16.5
Colour Type: black and white
Cataloguer: Oliver Heal
Date Catalogued: 06/07/2007 00:00
Auto ID Number: 290
Categories: Furniture Models/ Ercol Furniture Limited / Furniture Industries/ 1970-1979