• Short Summary

    A special electric escalator wheelchair enables patients to be wheeled down stairs in comfort.

  • Description

    Escalator chair.

    Middlesex Hospital, London.

    M/S of nurse helping disabled man into wheelchair, she bends down to make adjustments and brings down the footrest. C/U of her face. M/S as she wheels the man out of the picture. M/S as she wheels him to the top of the stairs then stops. She unwinds the flex attached to the chair, C/U as she plugs it into the socket. Various shots as the nurse starts to push the chair down the stairs. C/U of the three small wheels on each side which rotate as the chair is wheeled down the stairs. M/S nurse arriving at bottom of stairs, the man undoes the flex plug on the chair. M/S nurse walking into picture with chair. She stops and picks up wheels and starts to fix them onto the chair. The patient wheels the chair out of the picture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1605.21
    Media URN:
    51503
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:17:00 / 01:41:07:00
    Canister:
    NP 477

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