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An advertisement with a chauffeur pushing a woman in a wheelchair into a car.
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Title: Barclay Portable Chair Auto Body
From: Wheelchair Advertisements
Original caption: New Automobile Body. . .Especially Designed For
Invalids -- Aged People
"Go where you please with comfort and ease"
Barclay Portable Chair Auto Body
Patented U.S.A. and Foreign Countries
Wright Barclay, Inventor
The feature of this body is a disappearing ramp under the car floor, between the two side doors, which pulls out on either side of the car and drops down at a gradual incline to the curb of the sidewalk, permitting half of the back seat which is on wheels (as per cut) to be rolled in and out of the car, making a luxuriously upholstered wheel chair. When in the car, the back seat is securely locked in place -- no other wheelchair necessary. There are many other features we will gladly describe.
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Barclay Portable Chair Auto Body Corpn.
55 West 42nd Street, New York
Creator: n/a
Date: December 1933
Format: Advertisement
Publication: The Polio Chronicle
Source: Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Archives
Location: p.11
Keywords: Accessibility; Advertising; Assistive Technology; Automobile; Barclay Portable Chair Auto Body Corporation; Corporation; Diagnoses & Diseases; Disease; Economics; Georgia; Health & Medicine; Institutions; Inventions; Medicine & Science; New York; New York City, NY; Physical Disability; Polio; Ramps; Rehabilitation; Technology & Equipment; Transportation; Urban Life; Warm Springs Foundation; Wheelchair
Topics: Science, Health & Technology
Funding Support Provided By: NEC Foundation of America

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