Deck stool, from the shipping company Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab.

The initials of the shipping company, DSD, are woven into the seat’s fabric.

These stools figured on most, if not all, of the company’s ships between 1900 and the late 1970s-early 1980s. They were moved around from ship to ship as needed. When the seats were worn out, the stools were sent to the sailloft in Stavanger for repairs. In the 1970s-80s, the woven seat covers were replaced with blue plastic covers that withstood the weather better.

Today, DSD’s stools are a collector’s item for those interested in maritime history, especially in southern Norway.

The stool is part of the object collection of the Hurtigruten Museum.


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