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Lift me up

18 November, 2013
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Lifts: N. M. Wadia Building

Lifts: N. M. Wadia Building

Esplanade Road, Fort (presently Mahatma Gandhi Road).

Lifts in Bombay did only half their business, obliging by taking passengers up a building but not down.
This may explain why the Bombay Fornicator chair was introduced in institutions like the Ripon Club, located on the 3 rd floor of the N. M. Wadia Building. After a heavy lunch of mutton dhansak, members, hardly able to move, could snooze on the Fornicator, before they braved the three flights down.

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The Bombay Fornicator, Part II

27 September, 2013
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 Furniture: Ripon Club (1884)

Furniture: Ripon Club (1884)

3rd Floor, N. M. Wadia Building, Esplanade Road, Fort (presently Mahatma Gandhi Road).

This Bombay Fornicator made easy is up all day and night to get lucky.
Doing away with the customary withdrawable footrests, the chair offers uninterrupted smooth wooden surfaces instead, on which both pairs of arms and legs may unabashedly lounge… in anticipation.

Let’s get it on, as Mr. Gaye would say.

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The Bombay Fornicator, Part I

23 September, 2013
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Furniture: Ripon Club (1884) Furniture: Ripon Club (1884)

Furniture: Ripon Club (1884)

4th Floor, N. M. Wadia Building, Esplanade Road, Fort (presently Mahatma Gandhi Road).

No doubt the Bombay Fornicator is the city’s raunchiest piece of furniture. The innovative design of the chair accommodates under the armrests, extendable footrests that are ‘long enough to facilitate sexual intercourse’, according to the Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (18th Edition).

Strangers in the city hoping for some old-fashioned action will be disappointed with the current uses the chairs are put to.

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