Who Invented the Wheelchair?


The wheelchair was invented by John Dawson in 1783. The chair had two large wheels in the back and one small one in the front. He named it the Bath Wheelchair after the town of Bath, England.
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There is some debate about when, and by whom the original wheelchair was invented. It has been recorded as far back as 1595, when King Phillip II, of Spain, is said to have been seen in a 'rolling chair', but it is unknown who made it for him. The modern version of the folding wheelchair was developed by a paraplegic named Herbert Everest, and an engineer named Harold C. Jennings. You can find more information at inventors.about.com
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