Aircraft spotters chair

Accession Number REL29218
Collection type Technology
Object type Technology
Physical description Canvas, Steel
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Steel-framed canvas chair which reclines to the horizontal. Rests on four spiked feet on a swivelling base. Adjustable armrests are provided with wooden cradles for use in holding binoculars and the users head is supported by a small adjustable padded leather headrest. Triangular section upper leg supports are attached to the lower portion of the frame, which is welded up from a combination of tubular and solid steel sections and painted medium green.

History / Summary

Type of chair used by Australian Army, RAAF aircraft spotters and observers such as the Volunteer Air Observer Corps (VAOC) during the Second World War. No known history.

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