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A photograph of a motorized wheelchair.
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Title: Gangway!
Original caption: "A New Style Vehicle Comes to Warm Springs."
Property of Louis McCalley of Middletown, Ohio, now occupying the Amory Cottage. It rides easily at seven miles an hour; in low gear travels at three miles an hour. Runs fifteen miles without recharging. Lever acts as steering wheel, chair can travel in reverse and has brake action. Cost about $250.
Creator: n/a
Date: June 1932
Format: Photograph
Publication: The Polio Chronicle
Source: Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Archives
Location: p.10
Keywords: Assistive Technology; Disease; Economics; Georgia; Health & Medicine; Institutions; Inventions; Ohio; Physical Disability; Polio; Powerchair; Rehabilitation; Self Help; Technology & Equipment; Transportation; Warm Springs Foundation; Wheelchair
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Physical Environment; Science, Health & Technology
Funding Support Provided By: NEC Foundation of America