Vintage round step stool, New Old Stock, by Senior


We see a lot of vintage Cosco step stools in our travels, and we sure do love them. But golly, this round metal step stool by Senior sure is a scene-stealer and makes our woddity list. This circular three-story design not only is new to Pam and me, but this pretty yellow-and-black example also is new — as in new old stock.

Ebay seller— who was kind enough to allow us to feature his photos — had to open the original box and assemble this stool to photograph it for his listing.


From the listing:

From a local estate, here is a new, never used “Senior” metal step stool. We opened the box for the first time so we could assemble and photograph it, it has never been used. It stands nearly 2-feet tall, 10″ across the top and 23″ acroos at the feet. Awesome pastel yellow color with black legs and steel hardware – we did not attach the hardware for the photographs. Since it has been rattling around for 5+ decades, there are some spots of paint loss on the legs (I’m sure we added some just taking it out of the box). Mint condition, unused, as nice as they come, could be used as designed or would make a great plant stand or end table. Classic mid-century design, hope you can use it.

The auction is here:



The yellow color of this stool — set off by the black legs — is fabulous. And, the design seems very useful for doing any kind of chore, from painting a wall to reaching the back of a high cupboard. Since there are steps all the way around it, you could park this guy in one spot and climb any of the four “sides” while washing windows or hanging holiday garland.

Note that the box says it also came in Turquoise, Rose and Pink. Wow, I would love to see them all.


Those grippy non-skid treads — which are not a standard feature on vintage step stools — are a great detail too.


Has anyone ever seen — or used — a vintage step stool like this before?

  1. Adam Coleman says:

    Great looking stool. I have come across many vintage metal stools in my hunts. This particular stool would fit in quite a few design styles. It has a great look, I am not too keen on the color though.

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