'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.
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- seating furniture
- RMS (Rehabilitation Manufacturing Services) Ltd
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