Folding chair-walking stick from the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, purchased and used by George Moir.

Object Type
Domestic items/Furniture/Chair
Date Used
1952
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Brief Description
Wooden folding chair that doubles as a walking stick, featuring a handle, seat and three legs. The top of the seat includes the olympic rings with "HELSINKI / 1952" stencilled in green paint. The underside of the seat includes a green and red stencilled image of how to use the object with Finnish words; "ISTU NÄIN / SITT SÅ HÄR" (sit here like this). Underside also features the manufacturer's sticker reading, "ENSO-GUTZEIT / OSAKEYHTIÖ" as well as "G. MOIR" handwritten in pen. Metal brackets and a d-ring allows the object to change function.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 900 W: 230 D: 55mm (H: 35 7/16 W: 9 1/16 D: 2 3/16")
0 - Whole: H: 690 W: 230 D: 280mm (H: 27 3/16 W: 9 1/16 D: 11")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1952
Location
On display
Registration No
2018.6
Credit Line
In memory of George Moir.

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