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[REF] Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 06:43
by PAdoc
Help.
I am seeking specific details of this wheeled litter carrier, beyond that contained in the nice article in this site. This is for a reproduction project, and I am unable lay my hands on an original . What I am looking for is close up detailed photos or mechanical drawings, and specific parts measurements. I am especially interested in the hub and axle details. Does anyone known of patent dates, numbers or the name of the inventor. I did a patent search between 1908 and 1941 and was so far unsuccessful. Any of these details would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Re: Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 14:55
by TenthA86
I have two in the collection to look at & will try to get you some photos this weekend. I don't recall any patent info marked on the unit, but will look. One appears to be a WWI era unit based on dates on the tyres - the other is a WWII production piece.

Re: Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 02:30
by PAdoc
David
That would be great. Any photos of the WWII carrier would be wonderful. Close ups would be nice.
Thanks

Re: Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 19:06
by TenthA86
OK - here is a link to 20 photos of the early field carrier. Sorry about the lack of quality - it has gotten cold out here in the wild west, and I wasn't dressed for it when I unloaded the van. Brrrr.

If you need a specific shot or dimensions, let me know & I will get it for you.

http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o150 ... Reference/

Ben & Alain: You may want to update the article where you state "These carts were manufactured exclusively by The Colson Corp, Elyria, Ohio." This one is made by Best Metal Products in Long Island - no date noted, but of a color that is probably pre-war (or even WWI era). My other one is made by Colson.

Re: Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 19:51
by Ben
TenthA86 wrote:Ben & Alain: You may want to update the article where you state "These carts were manufactured exclusively by The Colson Corp, Elyria, Ohio." This one is made by Best Metal Products in Long Island - no date noted, but of a color that is probably pre-war (or even WWI era). My other one is made by Colson.


Thanks for the information, Dave. I will update the Article accordingly. Thanks also for sharing these illustrations with the Forum.

Regards,
Ben ;)

Re: Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 20:06
by TenthA86
Delighted to help! I'm really curious to see how the repro carrier comes out.

Re: Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 20:10
by PAdoc
David,
Excellent photos! This is exactly what I needed. Your choice of views of the carrier is perfect. Great resolution when enlarged too. You have a very nice desirable item here.
Thanks

Re: [REF] Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 21:20
by Ben
Hi guys,

I finally managed to secure one of these for my collection at the weekend. There are currently many layers of paint on, so I don't know if any of the decals are still intact. However, the tyres are original to the item, and I thought I would add illustrations to the thread for reference:

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Thanks,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 23:46
by sgtpeter
Nice pick up Ben!

Re: [REF] Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 00:15
by Greg Alexander
Beautiful item Ben. I have really been considering building a reproduction. I just need the dimensions.
My specialty is metal fabrication.

Greg

Re: Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 00:44
by Greg Alexander
TenthA86 wrote:OK - here is a link to 20 photos of the early field carrier. Sorry about the lack of quality - it has gotten cold out here in the wild west, and I wasn't dressed for it when I unloaded the van. Brrrr.

If you need a specific shot or dimensions, let me know & I will get it for you.

http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o150 ... Reference/

Ben & Alain: You may want to update the article where you state "These carts were manufactured exclusively by The Colson Corp, Elyria, Ohio." This one is made by Best Metal Products in Long Island - no date noted, but of a color that is probably pre-war (or even WWI era). My other one is made by Colson.


Thanks for the pics Tenth

Re: [REF] Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 20:25
by WS-G
Ben wrote:Hi guys,

I finally managed to secure one of these for my collection at the weekend. There are currently many layers of paint on, so I don't know if any of the decals are still intact. However, the tyres are original to the item, and I thought I would add illustrations to the thread for reference:

Image

Image

Image

Thanks,
Ben.

This is a superb find! I'm sure if the dimensions of each component were taken and published, someone out here could readily compose a good construction drawing for doing up a repro.