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Wheelchair, United Kingdom, 1910-1920
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Wheelchair, United Kingdom, 1910-1920
Handcranked chaindriven wheelchair, by Richards(?), c
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Work Type
Orthopaedics
Date
1910-1920
Location
United Kingdom
Material
frame, steel
frame, wood
tyres, rubber
upholstery, canvas
upholstery, corduroy
Measurements
overall: 1060 mm x 695 mm x 1010 mm,
Description
Handcranked chaindriven wheelchair, by Richards(?), United Kingdom, 1910-1920.
Most manual wheelchairs are powered by the user turning the wheels directly. This chair, by contrast, is driven via chains by two hand cranks either side of the user. The chair has three main wheels. With a supportive wheel at the rear, flanked by two small stabilising castors for balance when turning, the chair let the user drive without bending to turn the wheels. The mechanism allegedly needed less effort to turn the wheels. It was made by British company Richards.
Most manual wheelchairs are powered by the user turning the wheels directly. This chair, by contrast, is driven via chains by two hand cranks either side of the user. The chair has three main wheels. With a supportive wheel at the rear, flanked by two small stabilising castors for balance when turning, the chair let the user drive without bending to turn the wheels. The mechanism allegedly needed less effort to turn the wheels. It was made by British company Richards.
Accession Number
Subject
wheelchair
ID Number
co127433
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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large_1987_0490__0003_.jpg
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26311276

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