Posted by: Chris TITLE: AGE / VALUE: Colson wheelchair
The Salvation army had something weird today. It is a very old antique wheelchair with the hubs and parts and I think the whole thing came out of the Colson works and not just the wheel parts. It probaby dates back to the 1920~s.
The wheels are up front, with swivel smaller wheels in back and it is a high back style. Creepy because it~s a wheelchair in general but I gather it came out of some closed mental hospital or someplace. Interesting and creepy at the same time. Complete with a strap to keep you in the chair until they let you out of it. Well, it keeps the person from tumbling out as well....~
It was 8 hundred something and now down to 300.00 and it takes first prize of strange item at the Salvation army.
There is a history there with that for sure, it was part of somebody~s collection. I wondered how to motorize it, looked it over trying to remember Colson catalogs that I have and then I got away from it!
It was interesting.
I can not justify 300 for a vintage wheelchair but vintage American wheelchairs are not my thing.
Posted by Chris
They had Benny Hill skits where I saw this type of British wheelchair with the steerer. thanks Sam!
Posted by sam
saw an english movie once that had very old wheelchairs--in England they had a handle like a wagon.
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