Ambulance Litter

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
See full details

Object Detail


Description
2 wheeled litter, 2 man power, handles front and back, lontitudinal semi elliptical springs. Canvas cover, body and wheels cream with red lining.
Classification
CH classification ESSENTIAL SERVICES Ambulance litter
History and use
This litter belonged to the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade (QATB) Toowoomba and dates from the first decade of the 20th century. The patient would be pushed by two ambulance bearers to the hospital or doctor. Often ambulance litters would be towed behind dog carts to the scene of an accident.A step-down axle allowed ambulance bearers removing the stretcher with patient to step over the axle, rather than lifting the patient over the wheel. Ambulance litters were used around town streets until around 1915 when motor ambulances became common, but litters were still used at sporting grounds to carry injured athletes, and at hospitals. (Bolton Collection)
Registration number
H14825

Country

State/Province

Category

Colours

Share