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T. Searles wrote at 2015-12-24 02:03:09
Sorry for the brush-off by this "expert" I happen to have seen this answer while delving into one for myself. After 40 years in furniture restoration in my native CT, I would always support any and all inquiries with be helpful first and foremost. One can be very knowledgeable without such brevity and brushoff-isms.

Your chairs were made by Louis Rastetter and Sons of Ft. Wayne IN most likely between 1920-1935 based on design and logo. They were the preminent folding furniture company at the turn of the last century and have a healthy collector base regardless of the opinions of the "expert". Keep your eyes open(constantly) while looking for a fourth chair to complete the set. Very nice.

T. Searles

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T. Searles wrote at 2015-12-24 02:06:03
ps: Here is a bit of history on your folding chairs.  

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