This new phenomenon was covered extensively and very contentiously, in the following day's daily New York City newspapers. And the man on the hot seat was the president of the Park Commission - one George C. Clausen.
Folding chairs have been around for centuries and were most popular during the middle ages. Wood was the original material for these chairs which were used during the old days in various parts of the world such as ancient Egypt, Rome, Europe and Greece. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the folding chair grew even more popular and began to have arms and headrests in order to provide more comfort to its user. Since then, many variations of the chair have come up in the form of aluminum folding chairs, metal chairs and many more.
Suddenly, two broad-shouldered men approached the rocking-chair sitters. They wore identical gray suits and they carried black satchels with straps over their shoulders. The men in gray told the sitters that these were private chairs for rent, and that if they wanted to continue sitting they had to fork over five cents a day for the better seats, and three cents a day for seats that were not in as preferential a position in the park. Some people vacated their seats, but others paid. People who did neither were physically ejected from the seats. When they asked why, the men in gray said, "Them's Mr. Spate's chairs
Nothing incites the general public more than someone trying to charge for something that was once free. Yet that's exactly what entrepreneur Oscar F. Spate tried to do in the New York City parks in the blistering summer of 1901.
When space-saving is necessary and when furniture needs to be easily stored when not in use, stacking chairs have proven to be an advantageous choice. With their small footprint and stackable design, these chairs are a popular choice for many businesses including hotels, schools, clubs, restaurants, universities, theaters, and auditoriums. They are also convenient, with their main benefit being that the chairs can easily be put out with their lightweight design; when they are not needed anymore, they can then be stacked and put away in a small space. Many stacking chairs have corresponding dollies and carts that allow for a place to quickly and conveniently stack the chairs when not in use. With the ability to quickly store the chairs, it allows for the space to be used again for other purposes or when cleaning is needed. There are many benefits to owning stacking chairs including their low price, sturdy construction, versatility, and comfort.
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