Troutman 1000 Authentic Kennedy Presidential Rocker Shown With Optional Cushions
The Made in USA Troutman Authentic Kennedy Presidential Rocker is heirloom quality and has earned a special place in history.
This good old-fashioned southern porch rocker has become famously known as the Kennedy Rocker because President John F. Kennedy so loved his rocker and took it with him everywhere.
The original Kennedy rocker is proudly on display at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.
The secret of this chair’s comfort lies in the shrewdly planned steam-bent curve of the back post, which sweep in to give firm support to the sitter’s back, and yet carry his weight down to the exact point on the rockers where they contact the floor.
This makes for perfect, restful balance. Many physicians recognize the healthful influence of rocking chair sitting as an aid to circulation and as a reliever of tension.
Here’s a little history about “Kennedy Rockers.”
In 1953, Dr. Janet Travell from New York purchased what she called her “Carolina Rocker” for her office. Future events would press the company adopt this name and eventually stamped the trademarked “Carolina Rocker” on every chair.
A patient of Dr. Travell’s was a young senator from Massachusetts, suffering from chronic back trouble. His comfort in the rocker coupled with her medical advice led to a deal being struck.
She would acquire another rocker for him if he would use it for therapy. That Senator of course went on to become one of America’s most remembered presidents. The rest, as they say, is history.
Photos of the President John F. Kennedy Jr. in his chair in the Oval Office began to appear. Response from the media and the public was astounding. P. & P.’s (now Troutman) phone rang constantly. Newspapers, individuals, retail stores, world leaders, politicians all wanted to know more or to buy a “Kennedy Rocker.”
Shipped fully assembled, just take it out of the box and enjoy. Most orders take two to three weeks to ship. Shipping transit time is an additional 2 to 7 days depending on your address.
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- Sturdy solid wood seat with cane seat option
- Choose from four acrylic finishes for indoor or outdoor covered porch use
- Swelled joint construction means it lasts a lifetime
- Cane seat 22½” wide by 17″ deep
- Cane back
- Seat height 16½”
- Arms are 4″ wide
- Posts made from 2½” stock
- Overall height is 43″
- All wood parts are solid US Red Oak
- Cane seat woven in North Carolina.