c1900 Walter A Wood USA Cast Iron Farm Machine Seat

£170.00




A very nice looking original antique American Walter A. Wood Company cast iron Tractor or mechanical implement operator’s seat, in good condition.

The seat is wholly made in cast iron, but with holes for ventilation and to allow rainwater to drain away. The manufacturer realised that the seat could also become an advertising board with the details of the company boldly incorporated into the design. For this these seats have become popular with collectors and although generally termed Tractor Seats, they rarely come from them. The writing on the seat reads: ‘WALTER A. WOOD – HOOSICK FALLS N.Y U.S.A.. On the reverse is the model number 2425 and there is also a 5 on the base.

Cast iron seats, were first used in about 1860, replacing wooden ones. Most cast iron seats come from antique farm equipment from about 1860-1900, from corn planters, binders, tedders, reapers etc. They were generally discontinued by 1920, being replaced by pressed steel or padded.

Size: 43 x 35 x 10 cm (17 x 13 ¾ x 4 inches)
Weight: 4506 g