Part II: Restoring original theater seats from the Olympia Theater {circa 1929}

UPDATE:  If you’ve been following us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, then you probably already know that we recently acquired 24 of the original theater seats from the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the performing arts in downtown Miami. The seats were manufactured by one of the oldest seating companies still open today, American Seating. We are proud to be a part of the restoration of Miami’s history and excited to offer these soon-to-be beautifully restored theater seats as a part of our collection at Unearthed Vintage.

As you can see in the images below, the theater seats are almost ready for final assembly! Click on the thumbnails for a closer look. All of the cast iron and metal parts have now been sand-blasted and powder-coated in a “dark bronze” color.

Freshly powder-coated sides, supports, back, and seat pan.

We are very excited about how well the powder-coating took to the 83-year-old metal parts!

Seat bottom pan

Seat bottom pan

All the way down to the last detail, even the nuts and bolts that will hold these seats together have been sand-blasted and powder-coated.

Brackets, hinges, & clamps.

Brackets, hinges, & clamps.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for Part III of this blog mini-series when we reupholster the seats and start the final assembly!


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