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A bicycle seat on a post....
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In an average barber shop, the customer sits in a chair that has a large circular metal base, which in turn has a pillar in the middle, supporting the chair. We want that base, but a smaller-diameter pillar.

The pillar is basically a quite-long bicycle-seat post, and a real bicycle seat is attached to the top of the post. The post itself probably should be in two parts, telescope-able. Put a fat metal pin through some holes in the posts, to select a particular height.

Then sit on the seat, while your feet can be flat on the metal base. At any given moment you are free to decide how much weight to be supported by the seat, or supported by your legs. Near the top of the telescoping post can be a swivel, so that you don't have to re-orient the whole sitand just to face a different direction.

Vernon, Jul 02 2015

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FYI [Vernon, Jul 02 2015]

Some barber chairs https://www.google....g4LwDg&ved=0CDoQsAQ
Just in case the description wasn't good enough. [Vernon, Jul 02 2015]

Shooting Stick Seats http://www.farlows....ks-seats-canes.html
Such as [MaxwellBuchannan] might have carried for him by his vallet, for the purpose of resting a while amongst the farther Orangery bounds. [zen_tom, Jul 02 2015]

Something like this, perhaps ? http://www.rocnsoc....anual-spindles.html
[FlyingToaster, Jul 02 2015]


       This sounds like a traditional shooting-stick seat, only with a base more firmly rooted to the floor - see link.
zen_tom, Jul 02 2015

       Looks to me like a bicycle seat would be considerably more comfortable.
Vernon, Jul 02 2015

       Haven't tried one with an actual bicycle seat (I assume you mean the touring type rather than racing), but drummers and keyboardists often use collapsible/portable saddle-type seats - wider than a bicycle seat, though.
FlyingToaster, Jul 02 2015

       [FlyingToaster], "something like that", perhaps, except I see that your link is more about SEATS than about mostly standing while simultaneously sitting. I note the seat-supports shown would interfere with foot-positions while standing, but not while basically/normally seated (feet are off to one side of the base). I specified that round flattish base in the main Idea specifically to avoid tangling the feet/legs in the seat-supports.   

       Also, the max height listed is only about 2 feet; many average folks, per this Idea, would need heights more like 2.5 to 3 feet.
Vernon, Jul 02 2015

       //anual-spindles// sp. anal spindles, shirlye?
pocmloc, Jul 02 2015


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