Lee Valley & Veritas
Woodworking Newsletter
  Volume 8, Issue 1 - September 2013    
Interesting Read
Excerpt from Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart, 1921.

Camp Chairs
Folding stools without backs are by no means comfortable. Far better is a chair in which you can recline and rest the whole body. The pattern shown in Fig. 24 folds as easily as an umbrella, to a size 3 ft. long by 3 in. square, and, when opened, adjusts itself perfectly to the body. It weighs 4-1/2 pounds. A larger size, high enough to rest the head, weighs 6-1/4 pounds.
Folding chairs
Fig. 24 — Folding Chair
Fig. 25 — Folding Arm Chair
The armchair, Fig. 25, knocks down into six parts which are carried in a bag, forming a package 29 x 6 in., that weighs 8 pounds. This is the Indian "Rhorkee" chair, a favorite with old campaigners the world over. With the addition of a foot-rest of some sort it makes a fairly comfortable bed. Caspar Whitney and Richard Harding Davis consider it the best camp chair made. Several of our sporting goods houses carry it in stock.
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