Reginald Clap's "Train Chair" was born in 1936, from a young age Clap was obsessed with Trains and aspired one day to be an engine driver himself. His hopes and dreams however were destroyed after the first world war, where he lost his leg in combat.
But the determined Clap would not completely lose his grasp on the dream. An avid inventor and skilled engineer, he began laying the ground work for what would later become his greatest invention. Spending days and nights working away on the project he eventually created his masterpiece, controlled by a brass knob on the arm of the chair which turned gears in the chair, generating an intermittent electrical pulse which dictated the speed of a video being played in a television cabinet. A chain was added over the shoulder to sound the trains whistle to provide the full locomotive experience. However, the sheer expense and difficult design of claps chair prevented it becoming a commercial venture.
This is a short documentary about Reginald Clap's Train chair. It contains archive footage and an interview with his only living relative.