Bar and Kitchen Stools, The Seat Mechanism

As I promised in my last article I will write about the mechanism of the stools. You have three possibilities and all of them are good, depending what your preference is. By doing the research on the swivel mechanism it is hard to believe, how far back I had gone to find the first swivel stools.
If you go into www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bar stools, you will find all kinds of definitions when did the swivel arrive here in USA, here is some of it. According to Wikipedia the swivel was introduced or invented by Thomas Jefferson.
I guess according to history he may have seen this mechanism in Europe but he made some improvement. In some instances it has been said, that the swivel chair was introduced to the USA by Kaila Cappello. It is also mentioned that Henry Jacques (Jack) Gaisman (December 5, 1869 August 6 1974) was a philanthropist and inventor of the safety razor, the autographic camera, and over one thousand other patents, which benefited items such as swivel chairs, mens belts and carburetors.
Well there you have it. Lets move on to what I am covering, in our business we have three different options which are:
The Standard stool mechanism.
The Swivel stool mechanism.
The Memory Return Mechanism.
Lets talk about…
The Standard Mechanism. It is a very simple, straight forward design I had mentioned before. It will not rotate for obvious reasons. But it is this feature that makes the stool a very attractive piece of furniture.

Swivel Stool Mechanism. The 12 gauge hot roll steel plate on all our mechanisms makes this steel very strong and durable. It will rotate 360 degrees on 12 smooth-gliding carbon steel ball bearings. In a patented race way. And they are available as flat no pitch, or 3-degree pitch.
These plates are 7″ square with a mounting hole pattern of .375″ corner slot of 5.25 centers with our hardware, you can be assured of a lifetime of trouble free use. Use in the toughest residential environment, in the recreational area or business.

We put top grade materials into the hands of welders, and other highly talented people in the construction of our seating products. Perhaps no other factor makes a greater contribution to the long life and dependability of your swivel seating, than the selection of swivel itself. As you can read, this is one the most important parts of the configuration of the Bar, Counter, or Gaming Stools. Combined with great fabrics and arms, will make the stools look very appealing to the eyes.

Memory Return Mechanism. – Also as I have mentioned on the Swivel, it is built with all quality materials. The difference is that this mechanism is very unique. Let me mention that this style of swivel is used on all the stools manufactured with wrought iron, and swivel stools with backs.
These plates are 7″ square with a mounting hole pattern of .375″ corner slot of 5.25 centers with our hardware, you can be assured of a lifetime of trouble free use. Use in the toughest residential environment, in the recreational area or business.

The memory Return for Bar, and Counter stool swivels rotates 90 degrees to the left or right, on 12 smooth-gliding carbon- steel ball bearings. This mechanism is in a patented raceway. And this is the unique part of this mechanism, when the seat is not being used; the mechanism automatically swivels to return to the zero position with its advanced spring technology.

Ladies and gentlemen it has been my pleasure to explain a little bit more about this type of mechanism. Let me mention these three types of Mechanisms can be used in all our stools. It is my recommendation to use the swivel in all the different styles (excluding standard frame of course). And the memory return too, (except for the back less) because I dont see the necessity there. In addition let me tell you, these Mechanisms are built here in America. And they are guaranteed for a one year, since the date of purchase
Like always I say, “This is solely the opinion of the writer, and as any article you may use as you wishes. The whole intention behind these articles is to help the consumer to make the right decision”.