Revolutionary in its time the CircOlectric Stryker Bed is just one of the more unusual lots up for auction on Saturday 18th October.
Star lot: MASCo’s CircOlectric Stryker Bed
During the 1950s, orthopaedic surgeon and inventor Dr Homer Stryker invented the CircOlectric hospital bed. It consisted of a bed suspended between two aluminium circular frames with an electric motor and was often referred as resembling a small ‘Ferris wheel’. The electric motor enabled the bed to be rotated to 210⁰ angle as well as different positions which allowed the patient the mobility needed to maintain normal functioning of their body systems. This helped the nurses and doctors to complete tasks such as moving the patients into different positions and feeding without causing too much strain on themselves; the patients often liked the bed as it was comfortable and they could operate the bed themselves.
More recently used as a cocktail bar
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