Chairs for sale
Work in Progress
Chairs from old aircraft, re-worked for the cyberpunk house
This is one I'm working on at present.
And in the best traditions of Blue Peter, here's one I made earlier.
The finished chair will be roughly polished, then waxed
I'll upholster the seat base and the headrest, but leave most of the back in bare metal.
More raw materials!
Originally the co-Pilots seat from Westland Wessex HU-5 helicopter, XT761.
This aircraft was photographed on Ascension Island in 1983. It later spent many years as an instructional airframe at HMS Sultan, then at the Fleetlands museum until its closure in 2001. There's a cockpit photo of a similar aircraft at airliners.net.
Martin Baker Mk 4B
The seat was struck off charge at RAF Marham in 1984, and is possibly the navigator's seat from a Canberra PR9, but I'm not yet sure. It's an unusual ejector seat, as it has fittings for hinged armrests. Advice welcome!
Web resources about ejector seats can be found at Kevin Coyne's Ejection Site, which also has an illustration of the firing sequence, and a technical history of the Martin Baker company's seats. I also have a near-complete Martin Baker Mk H7 from a Phantom in my collection, along with chunks of a Mk3