'Carstairs' lightweight wheelchair, London, England, 1910-1920

Made:
1910-1920 in London
maker:
Carters (J & A) Limited

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'Carstairs' lightweight wheelchair designed to allow the attendant manoeuvrabity in confined spaces, including up and down stairs, manufactured by Carters (J & A) Ltd, London, England, c.1910-20. To be noted that this chair has undergone a degree of restoration.

The 'Carstairs' wheelchair allowed manoeuvrability in confined spaces, including up and down stairs. It was for use in hospitals and other institutions. The 'Carstairs' is a lightweight chair. A detachable wooden bar stops the patient falling out, particularly when negotiating stairs. It was manufactured by Carters (J & A) Ltd in London in the early 1900s. The chair was donated to the Science Museum in 2006.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
2006-186
Materials:
cane, metal, rubber, wood
type:
wheelchair
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • furniture
  • seating furniture
  • chair
credit:
RMS (Rehabilitation Manufacturing Services) Ltd
status:
Permanent collection

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