Page 125. 1900s Bath Chair by Thos Hughes & Co, Birmingham. SOLD

1900s Bath Chair by Hughes & Co, Birmingham

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There’s no doubt that this apparatus helped inspire the design of tricycles, bicycles and therefore also the motor car. The Bath Chair is a very simple affair: you can see the tiller steering handle in the photos above. The passenger can be pulled using this front handle when this tiller is facing forward; or this steering handle can be turned to face the passenger who can steer the chair while it’s being pushed from behind.

Though its contribution is generally ignored, overshadowed as it was by the bicycle, the humble Bath Chair played a very important part in our motoring history. Its use was initially limited to spa towns, but the Bath Chair was the bridge between the sedan chair, carried by two porters or chairmen, and self-propelled invalid carriages and tricycles.

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DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

Great Britain delivery is ONLY £50 for this bath chair to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).

THIS BARGAIN PRICE DELIVERY IS ON A PART-LOAD BASIS.

(Collection when they’re in my area; delivery when in yours).

LOCAL DELIVERY FREE

If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.

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Ireland & N. Ireland – I’ll recommend some companies, but you’ll have to organize it yourself.

Europe – delivery is probably around €250 to Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. I can recommend two companies.

North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc – I’ll organize all the crating and shipping for you.

PAYMENT: Paypal is okay for cheap items; otherwise deposit only on paypal please.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS:

You must communicate with me before the end of the auction to discuss payment and shipping options.

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I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…

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