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Width Varying Device For Wheelchairs.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Narrowing wheelchairs for doorway access. The device can be mounted on any size wheelchair with a folding crossbrace. Does not interfere with folding the chair. Can be installed for right or left hand use. Only two fingers needed to activate switch. A geared low speed motor is mounted on one side of the chair frame. A strap is attached to the opposite side of the frame and to the motor pulley. Pressing the switch operates the pulley to pull the sides of the frame together to narrow the chair. A limit switch will stop the motor at a pre-determined chair width. Pressing the button a second time will reverse the action. Battery pack. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Electronics, Assembly. AUTHOR: F Volin, 3221 Quitman Street, Cola, SC 29204, 803-787-6248. TITLE: Tools, Equipment and Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education and Employment of Handicapped People. REF: Book: Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, p 354-355. PAGES ( including cover):2 1981.

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