Fashions: Office Equipment

The Idea: A "posture chair." The Motive: To minimize fatigue for office workers.

The Story: But for the neck, the weakest portion of the spine is the small-of-the-back. Old-time office chairs strain the spinal column. Armless revolving chairs pinch the back of the legs where the arteries come to the surface above the knee. This eventuates a cramped sensation. As remedy, the Sikes Chair Co. of Philadelphia has provided a posture chair. Since 1922 experiments had been conducted with the result that in 1927 came the "Perfect Posture Chair," the seat being...

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