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Old 07-13-2010, 11:57 AM
Robert C Baker - Deceased 1958 - 2015 Robert C Baker - Deceased 1958 - 2015 is offline
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Thats a fine looking collection you have there, I have two really old Washington " Removal Cots " they kinda look like upside down stokes baskets. I had them restored by FERNO about 10 years ago. I was lucky enough to aquire them from a funeral home, and they came out of and old M&M combo early 1960's model. The cot s were side by side in the rear, pretty neat I thought.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:15 PM
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It's good to know you're prepared should any of us need a place to "crash" when we come through your town, lol.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:21 PM
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It's good to know you're prepared should any of us need a place to "crash" when we come through your town, lol.
I did have to sleep on the model 30 for a couple nights once while doing some renovation and remodeling here at home once! Wasn't to bad of a nights sleep ether!
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:02 AM
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sleep many a time on the 29 returning for a late night run. beet the bench
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Being only in funeral service over 35 years, I can remember alot of these old cots. And being the idiots we are, we look at cots differently than EMS. To us, it's just a piece of equipment that gets in our way alot. It makes me sick to think we use to toss out the old cots because a newer one came along. I'll never look at a cot again the same way. You all have enlightenend me and made me come to appreciate cots. Question, what cot would be used in a 64 superior combo?
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:10 PM
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ferno Washington were together by then. so a single level or older #30 would be the norm but the auto load #27 were maybe not as popular was available also. notice how the pegs that support the raised portion of the cot are on the bed of the older #30 in the last picture. the next generation moved them to the wheel rack. ferno iskind of vage on them but the seariel number will give you a ida when it was built. some of our members have the list.
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Being only in funeral service over 35 years, I can remember alot of these old cots. And being the idiots we are, we look at cots differently than EMS. To us, it's just a piece of equipment that gets in our way alot. It makes me sick to think we use to toss out the old cots because a newer one came along. I'll never look at a cot again the same way. You all have enlightenend me and made me come to appreciate cots. Question, what cot would be used in a 64 superior combo?
Most popular for a full size car in that era:

#30 8-level
#54 2-level
#32 4-level
#27 one man/roll in
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Of course that figures,,,,,,,I threw away a cot very similar to that one a couple years ago because the legs would buckle unexpectedley and I didn't want a lawsuit. So now I get the buy one back! Serves me right. So I'll put the word out that I'd like to buy one from the list of candidates. Another teachable moment.
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we had the #32 pictured in this post but this I beleve is the #54
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we had the #32 pictured in this post but this I beleve is the #54
This is a #54-L, the low-profile version often referred to as a "knuckle buster" because of the bottom rail's proximity to the ground! This was designed for use in low-headroom vehicles such as station wagons and sedan deliveries. The headrom in these cars from about 1957-70 averaged 33", while lowtops and combinations of the period ranged from 38-43".
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