C. F. Streit Mfg. Co.
The C. F. Streit Mfg. Co. was a furniture maker located on Kenner St. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Streit manufactured a number of adjustable furniture pieces, most notably the Slumber Chair which had a combination upholstered seat and back element which could be inclined at various angles. Streit manufactured a Slumber Davenport with a fold down back which converted to a bed; the Streit Shakespeare Chair was a shallow theater chair with a flip-up upholstered seat. US PAT No. Re 9,046 US PAT No. Re 9,099, February 14, 1880, Extension Lounge US PAT No. 125,767 US PAT No. 137,505 US PAT No. 158,869 US PAT No. 312,927 US PAT No. 585,366 US PAT No. 607,293 US PAT No. 668,268, February 19, 1901, Foot Rest For Chairs US PAT No. 693,456 US PAT No. 994,797 US PAT No. 1,175,389 US PAT No. 1,674,846, June 26, 1928, Chair US PAT No. 1,720,102, July 9, 1929, Chair US PAT No. 1,973,916 US PAT No. 2,274,506 US PAT No. 2,325,716, August 13, 1943, Chair US PAT No. 2,705,042 US PAT No. D82,592 US PAT No. D84,007 Slumber Davenports - Fall Styles, C.
F. Streit Mfg. Co. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Digital Library
A footstool is a piece of furniture or a support used to elevate the foot. There are two main types of footstool, which can be loosely categorized into those designed for comfort and those designed for function; this type of footstool is used to provide comfort to a person seated, for example, in a chair or sofa. It is a short, four-legged stool; the top is padded in a fabric or animal hide, such as leather. This type of footstool is a type of ottoman, it allows the seated person to rest their feet upon it, supporting the legs at a horizontal level, thus giving rise to the alternate term footrest. High quality footstools are height–adjustable; this type of footstool supports a person's feet. The footstool is placed under the feet of a sitting person so that the person's feet may rest comfortably on it. An example is the type of piano footstool used in conjunction with a piano bench, it is used to make the blood circulation of the body flow more when sitting down. A barber chair and a shoeshiner have foot rests.
An automobile has a "dummy pedal" that acts as a foot rest to discourage "riding the clutch" or "riding the brake". A foot peg is another type of foot rest on BMX bicycles, the Ford N-Series tractor, some kayaks, the Impossible wheel, other transportation devices. Footstools have been known for many years, have evolved throughout history; the footstool is attested in ancient Egypt, where it was utilized to ascend chairs perched high off the ground. It was used to rest a person's feet when he or she was seated. In the 18th century a low, long footstool called, it was placed in front of the fireplace, long enough for all of the family members to place their feet and warm them up. Footstools where interchangeable in everyday life from the 17th through the early 19th century. In early American homes the footstool was valuable, took precious space although the living quarters were cramped. In line with this, the exhibition'A History of the World' at Mevagissey Museum showed an emigrant's footstool, made by an emigrant from Cornwall in North America sometime around 1850's.
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Slippers are light footwear that are easy to put on and off and are intended to be worn indoors at home. The recorded history of slippers can be traced back to the 12th century when the Vietnamese had been wearing slippers, but in the West, the record can only be traced to 1478. The following is a partial list of types of slippers: Open-heel slippers - made with a fabric upper layer that encloses the top of the foot and the toes, but leaves the heel open; these are distributed in expensive hotels, included with the cost of the room. Closed slippers - slippers with a heel guard that prevents the foot from sliding out. Slipper boots - slippers meant to look like boots. Favored by women, they are furry boots with a fleece or soft lining, a soft rubber sole. Modelled after sheepskin boots, they may be worn outside. Sandal slippers - cushioned sandals with soft rubber or fabric soles, similar to Birkenstock's cushioned sandals. Evening slipper known as the Prince Albert slipper in reference to Albert, Prince Consort.
It is made of velvet with leather soles and features a grosgrain bow or the wearer’s initials embroidered in gold. Some slippers are sold as a novelty item; the slippers are made from soft and colorful materials and may come in the shapes of animals, animal paws, cartoon characters, etc. Not all shoes with a soft fluffy interior are slippers. Any shoe with a rubber sole and laces is a normal outdoor shoe. In India, rubber chappals are worn as indoor shoes; the fictional character Cinderella is said to have worn glass slippers. This motif was introduced in Charles Perrault's 1697 version of the tale, "Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre". For some years it was debated that this detail was a mistranslation and the slippers in the story were instead made of fur, but this interpretation has since been discredited by folklorists. Derek "The Slipper Man" Fan holds the Guinness World Records record for wearing a pair of dress slippers for 23 years straight as of June 30, 2007. A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz sold at Christie's in June 1988 for $165,000.
The same pair was resold in May 2000 for $666,000. On both occasions they were the most expensive shoes from a film to be sold at auction. Grandpa's Slippers is an award-winning book by Joy Watson. In Hawaii and many islands of The Caribbean, slippers, or "slippahs" is used for describing flip-flops; the term'house shoes' is common in the American South. Birkenstocks Flip-flops Lady's slipper orchids Sandal Slippering Ruby slippers Moccasins Bunny slippers Uwabaki
One of the basic pieces of furniture, a chair is a type of seat. Its primary features are two pieces of a durable material, attached as back and seat to one another at a 90° or greater angle, with the four corners of the horizontal seat attached in turn to four legs—or other parts of the seat's underside attached to three legs or to a shaft about which a four-arm turnstile on rollers can turn—strong enough to support the weight of a person who sits on the seat and leans against the vertical back; the legs are high enough for the seated person's thighs and knees to form a 90° or lesser angle. Used in a number of rooms in homes, in schools and offices, in various other workplaces, chairs may be made of wood, metal, or synthetic materials, either the seat alone or the entire chair may be padded or upholstered in various colors and fabrics. Chairs vary in design. An armchair has armrests fixed to the seat. Chair comes from the early 13th-century English word chaere, from Old French chaiere, from Latin cathedra.
The chair has been used since antiquity, although for many centuries it was a symbolic article of state and dignity rather than an article for ordinary use. "The chair" is still used as the emblem of authority in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom and Canada, in many other settings. In keeping with this historical connotation of the "chair" as the symbol of authority, boards of directors, academic departments all have a'chairman' or'chair'. Endowed professorships are referred to as chairs, it was not until the 16th century. Until people sat on chests and stools, which were the ordinary seats of everyday life; the number of chairs which have survived from an earlier date is exceedingly limited. Chairs were in existence since at least the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt, they were covered with cloth or leather, were made of carved wood, were much lower than today’s chairs – chair seats were sometimes only 25 cm high. In ancient Egypt chairs appear to have been of great splendor. Fashioned of ebony and ivory, or of carved and gilded wood, they were covered with costly materials, magnificent patterns and supported upon representations of the legs of beasts or the figures of captives.
Speaking, the higher ranked an individual was, the taller and more sumptuous was the chair he sat on and the greater the honor. On state occasions the pharaoh sat on a throne with a little footstool in front of it; the average Egyptian family had chairs, if they did, it was only the master of the household who sat on a chair. Among the better off, the chairs might be painted to look like the ornate inlaid and carved chairs of the rich, but the craftsmanship was poor; the earliest images of chairs in China are from sixth-century Buddhist murals and stele, but the practice of sitting in chairs at that time was rare. It wasn't until the twelfth century. Scholars disagree on the reasons for the adoption of the chair; the most common theories are that the chair was an outgrowth of indigenous Chinese furniture, that it evolved from a camp stool imported from Central Asia, that it was introduced to China by Christian missionaries in the seventh century, that the chair came to China from India as a form of Buddhist monastic furniture.
In modern China, unlike Korea or Japan, it is no longer common to sit at floor level. In Europe, it was owing in great measure to the Renaissance that the chair ceased to be a privilege of state and became a standard item of furniture for anyone who could afford to buy it. Once the idea of privilege faded the chair speedily came into general use. At once the chair began to change every few years to reflect the fashions of the day. In the 1880s, chairs became more common in American households and there was a chair provided for every family member to sit down to dinner. By the 1830s, factory-manufactured “fancy chairs” like those by Sears. Roebuck, Co. allowed families to purchase machined sets. With the Industrial Revolution, chairs became much more available; the 20th century saw an increasing use of technology in chair construction with such things as all-metal folding chairs, metal-legged chairs, the Slumber Chair, moulded plastic chairs and ergonomic chairs. The recliner became a popular form, at least in part due to television.
The modern movement of the 1960s produced new forms of chairs: the butterfly chair, bean bags, the egg-shaped pod chair that turns. It introduced the first mass-produced plastic chairs such as the Bofinger chair in 1966. Technological advances led to molded plywood and wood laminate chairs, as well as chairs made of leather or polymers. Mechanical technology incorporated into the chair enabled adjustable chairs for office use. Motors embedded in the chair resulted in massage chairs. Chairs can be made like stone or acrylic. In some cases, multiple materials are used to construct a chair. Chairs may have hard surfaces of wood, plas
Cincinnati is a major city in the U. S. state of Ohio, is the government seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located at the northern side of the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers, the latter of which marks the state line with Kentucky; the city drives the Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington combined statistical area, which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census making it Ohio's largest metropolitan area. With a population of 296,943, Cincinnati is the third-largest city in Ohio and 65th in the United States, its metropolitan area is the fastest growing economic power in the Midwestern United States based on increase of economic output and it is the 28th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the U. S. Cincinnati is within a day's drive of 49.70% of the United States populace. In the nineteenth century, Cincinnati was an American boomtown in the middle of the country. Throughout much of the 19th century, it was listed among the top 10 U. S. cities by population, surpassed only by New Orleans and the older, established settlements of the United States eastern seaboard, as well as being the sixth-biggest city for a period spanning 1840 until 1860.
As Cincinnati was the first city founded after the American Revolution, as well as the first major inland city in the country, it is regarded as the first purely "American" city. Cincinnati developed with fewer immigrants and less influence from Europe than East Coast cities in the same period. However, it received a significant number of German immigrants, who founded many of the city's cultural institutions. By the end of the 19th century, with the shift from steamboats to railroads drawing off freight shipping, trade patterns had altered and Cincinnati's growth slowed considerably; the city was surpassed in population by other inland cities Chicago, which developed based on strong commodity exploitation and the railroads, St. Louis, which for decades after the Civil War served as the gateway to westward migration. Cincinnati is home to three major sports teams: the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball; the city's largest institution of higher education, the University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1819 as a municipal college and is now ranked as one of the 50 largest in the United States.
Cincinnati is home to historic architecture with many structures in the urban core having remained intact for 200 years. In the late 1800s, Cincinnati was referred to as the "Paris of America", due to such ambitious architectural projects as the Music Hall, Cincinnatian Hotel, Shillito Department Store. Cincinnati is the birthplace of the 27th President of the United States. Cincinnati began in 1788 when Mathias Denman, Colonel Robert Patterson, Israel Ludlow landed at a spot at the northern bank of the Ohio opposite the mouth of the Licking and decided to settle there; the original surveyor, John Filson, named it "Losantiville". In 1790, Arthur St. Clair, the governor of the Northwest Territory, changed the name of the settlement to "Cincinnati" in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, made up of Revolutionary War veterans, of which he was a member; the introduction of steamboats on the Ohio River in 1811 opened up the city's trade to more rapid shipping, the city established commercial ties with St. Louis and New Orleans downriver.
Cincinnati was incorporated as a city on March 1, 1819. Exporting pork products and hay, it became a center of pork processing in the region. From 1810 to 1830 its population nearly tripled, from 9,642 to 24,831. Completion of the Miami and Erie Canal in 1827 to Middletown, Ohio further stimulated businesses, employers struggled to hire enough people to fill positions; the city had a labor shortage until large waves of immigration by Irish and Germans in the late 1840s. The city grew over the next two decades, reaching 115,000 people by the year 1850. Construction on the Miami and Erie Canal began on July 21, 1825, when it was called the Miami Canal, related to its origin at the Great Miami River; the first section of the canal was opened for business in 1827. In 1827, the canal connected Cincinnati to nearby Middletown. During this period of rapid expansion and prominence, residents of Cincinnati began referring to the city as the Queen City. After the steamboats, railroads were the next major form of commercial transportation to come to Cincinnati.
In 1836, the Little Miami Railroad was chartered. Construction began soon after, to connect Cincinnati with the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, provide access to the ports of the Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie. Cincinnati acted as a "border town" during the slave-owning period between 1810 and 1863, its location, on the border between the free state of Ohio and the slave state of Kentucky, made it a prominent location for slaves to escape the slave-owning south. Many prominent abolitionists called Cincinnati their home during this period, made it a popular stop on the Underground Railroad. In 2004, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was completed along Freedom Way in Downtown, honoring the city's past involvement in the Underground Railroad. In 1859, Cincinnati laid out six streetcar lines. By 1872, Cincinnatians could travel on the streetcars within the city and transfer to rail cars for travel to the hill communities; the Cincinnati Inclined Plane Company began transporting people t