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Litter Carrier

Mon May 17, 2010 14:20

PADoc and I participated in the Camp Withycombe Armed Forces Day event in Portland, Oregon. At this event, PADoc brought his new litter carrier. This carrier was built directly from QM plans, and input he received from this site. It is spectacular. I also debuted my C Ration experiment. It wasn't too awful bad. I've uploaded some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skypig/sets/72157624078690678/

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Re: Litter Carrier

Mon May 17, 2010 16:09

looks good to me
do not forget your litter securing straps when moving a patient

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Re: Litter Carrier

Mon May 17, 2010 20:34

We talked about that. I think that may be his next project.

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Re: Litter Carrier

Mon May 17, 2010 21:18

These pictures certainly look very impressive, Sky! I have always wondered about reproducing this piece, but have been a little fearful about the amount of work involved. I wonder whether or not PADoc would be willing to share his QM plans with the Forum?

Thanks for sharing,
Ben 8)
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Re: Litter Carrier

Tue May 18, 2010 03:10

That came out quite well!

Great job in reproducing this unusual piece (and it makes a cool display table, too!)
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Re: Litter Carrier

Tue May 18, 2010 03:34

We actually wound up eating lunch off it. Very handy table.

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Re: Litter Carrier

Tue May 18, 2010 17:14

I am sure I have seen the straps for sale on a us web site, but can not for the life of me think where.

yes really good job comes in handy for all manor of things

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Re: Litter Carrier

Tue May 18, 2010 20:58

Well done!
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Re: Litter Carrier

Wed May 19, 2010 07:32

Thanks everyone for the positive comments, and thanks Skypig for the photos. Actually I have to give most of the credit to the excellent close up images from David Little. I never did find readable QM drawings for this item. The wheels, springs and some of the bar stock are of specific known dimensions, so I was able to scale the rest of it from there. Of course it had to fold up, and had to fit a standard litter, so those dimensions are fixed as well. The carrier is 100% functional. All in all it was a pretty straight forward job, and it is within the capabilities of anyone with basic machine shop skills and access to a welder. I would be glad to send directions and parts sources to anyone interested. Send me a PM, and I will send drawings via real mail.
I am looking for litter securing straps and also the splint bar. I am a little concerned that the elastic in the original litter securing straps may be no longer useable after all these years.
By the way Skypig's rations were the most authentic I have ever seen, except they actualy tasted good. I won't let out his manufacturing secret however. We tried a new D ration bar that weekend too, and it was just as awful as the original!

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Re: Litter Carrier

Wed May 19, 2010 11:19

Thanks for your comments, Dirk. I've sent you a PM regarding the drawings and a number of other points which might be of interest for you.
Regards,
Ben ;)
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Re: Litter Carrier

Thu May 20, 2010 01:18

Glad I could be of assistance!

Projects like these are great examples of the creativity of reenactors & historians. This will make a great project for any medical reenactor! Now let's see those plans!
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