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The Ramp

Originator.....Tom Jeary


THE PROBLEM:  to allow a person in a wheelchair to go out onto a balcony through a doorway with an 8-10 inch stepup.

THE SOLUTION:  the moter and gearbox is an inexpensive hand drill with a spindle in the chuck set to low speed through a reostat and controlled to raise and lower through a switch with a long handle. The ramp is hindged in the middle and the rope picks up at the midpoint. The end of the ramp has wheels to roll out smoothly as they roll down a small guide ramp, as shown.

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