Chaible or Tabair?
In Iowa, United States
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Another RedDarling original. A hide that has been done by us before, and got us quite the reviews. Magnetic micro. Bring a disc and go golfing.
There are two different names and origins for this of wooden exterior recreational furniture.
During the later 1700's, Great Britain was at war with the recently proclaimed independent colonies of the new world. Much of their food was rationed so that bulk quantities could be shipped across the Atlantic to their troops in need of staple foods. The rations created a near-famine like conditions for much of the country. It wasn't long until the Britts discovered and became heavily dependant on somehow readily available Swiss milk and other pasturized dairy products.
Increased demand for the milk created longer work days for those who had to milk the dairy cows. In order to maintain production the Swiss could not afford lost time to breaks and days off for their workers. The solution came from Sir William Theodore Tabair the IV.
Tabair's inginuity lead to the product named after him known as the "tabair" which allowed for the Swiss milkers to sit and rest on a elevated platform that provided the height needed to produce the perfect angle for efficiently milking a cow. This made for less work related grievances and fewer complaints heard on the jobsite.
The invention boomed throughout the rest of the Revolutionary War but quickly died off as beer and liquor became much more in demand as the English learned from a neighboring country that intoxication temporarily escapes one from the harsh reality that they are loosing a war to a much smaller county that they started in the first place.
The other origin took place here in the states around the same time period.
With the Revolutionary War raging in the city streets and the countryside, many of the younger to middle aged colonial citizens took up arms to fight for the colonies. Tragically, many lost their lives during battles. Such loss of life created a moderate, but yet quite noticable age gap in the common poulation.
A man by the name of Howard James Chaible the III Jr. had come from a long running furniture making dynasty. His great grandfather was sent with the original ships to help build furniture in the new world so that it would not have to be shipped via transatlantic charter. (because even back then they were trying to save on shipping costs and next day air was not an option)
Anywho Chaible made the observation that much of the commonly owned furniture was wrongly proportioned to those who had to use it. Furniture was always too big for children or too small for the adults.
Chaible then came up with the precisely engineered and universally proportioned piece of funiture that was large enough to be a table for children, or a chair for adults. Chaible spent all of his creativity o the design, he didn't spend much time on giving it a creative name, so he just named it after himself.
Production of the furniture boomed due to readily available nautral resources. However after the Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3rd, 1783, the war ended and the age gap eventually filled. Demand for the Chaible plumeted and after going through severe depression from the failure of his multi-thoudsand dollar industry, he commited suicide by jumping off the old factory's waterwheel into the shallow, rock-bedded, creek below.
It is unsure whic invention came first. Lack of instantaneous communication makes it unclear. Whichever you prefer to be first is what you may call the cache. As for us, we are unsure, and offer either name as an accepted term for the structure that is, ground zero and/or the cache itself.
Last Updated: on 4/23/2015 9:06:42 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:06 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum