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The Miniature Wheelchair
(founding project 1972)

Originator.......Tom Jeary


THE PROBLEM:  to create a small, close-to-the-ground  wheelchair that young paraplegics could operate for mobility and also mount and dismount without assistance

THE SOLUTION:  the miniature chairs, as shown were made of 1/2' plywood  with upholstered seat and back custions. the 10" wheels were placed just ahead of the center of gravity and a swivel caster mounted at the back. To dismount, as the child slid forward past the c of g ,the cart tipped onto a rubber braking strip holding  it firmly in place. To mount, the procedure was reversed. A utility tray swings out of the way for mounting and dismounting.

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