Originally used in a train station, this Art Deco era metal bench is a superb example of simplicity, form, & function.  The partitioned sections under the steel bench allowed awaiting passengers to store their belongings and keep them separated; while standing passengers held the curved rail on top of the bench to keep stable footing in a crowded railway station.  The character of this piece increased with it's chipped black gloss paint reaving the many colors it had been.  It's tubular steel frame is a clear example of Bauhaus design.
circa 1930/1940.