This antIque wheelchair has a tag on the back that reads SEARS APPROVED.it functions fine but could use a little TLC.everythign appears original on it it doesnt appeat to have ever been painted or anything
i found an appraisel online on a similar type of wheelchair it read
Antique Signed American wheelchair. Thewheelchair is fully adjustable and in surprisingly wonderful andworking condition. It has numerous adjustments. Both leg supports can be adjusted individually. The back part also adjusts and isactually much more advanced in the levels of adjustments than a modern wheelchair. This chair has its orginal plaque attached on the back and says: Sears Approved Wheelchair Patent 1567 Pending. Under the seat is Patent #2476769 Approved by Sears testing labortory. Chair is 47 1/2" tall, 27" wide; Seat is 18" wide and 19 1/2 Deep; back is 273/4" deep and 17" wide.
Market Value: $750.00
Market History: The authenticity is assumed Prima Facie. I do not warrant or guarantee the authenticity, title or ownership of the subject property. All information and/or representations made by the owner(s) or representative(s) are assumed to be true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief and are accepted as such. RARE? All too often rarity is ï¿½in the eye of the collectorï¿½ Rarity is a word with kaleidoscopic meaning when applied, but certainly rarity, true rarity, is an essential factor in this evaluation. The term does not necessarily denote how many of something exists. It can indicate how many are available. Prices for this type of are in the $750.00 range. Known to be in 100% Mint condition the range of $975.00 would be expected at a well organized auction. Provenance, and Condition is Paramount; Collectors look for pieces in good condition, with the original surface, and it is important that a piece has not been ï¿½cleanedï¿½, this meaning repainted, marred, under some conditions re-stored, and the like, with a provenance and/or known maker if at all possible. Good pieces can stand on their own; however information about the history of a piece, especially about the maker, is what collectors are always looking for. Yet good examples, with even minor excuses, or parents appeal to a limited market at best. In truth, the buyers for the best work by known makers are still very concerned with original condition. Never underestimate the importance of provenance. Pieces that have been owned by popular icons or have appeared in films will always sell well. The immense volume and diversity of decorative and useful wares has meant that chairs of all designs have consistently proved to be one of the most collected types of antique. The history with its manufacturing secrets, serves only to increase its appeal. Because it covers such a broad spectrum, it is always difficult to make sweeping generalizations about the state of this market but, generally speaking, it is relatively stable at the moment. However, t are trends and movements in specific areas that are of interest to the collector. The method of evaluation used to determine the fair market value is the approach and was based on a comprehensive study of the primary and secondary market. Included but not limited to, were prices realized at auction, Internet sites, current price indexes and printed price lists, phone calls to wholesalers, galleries, and retailers handling or representing the same item. Manï¿½s inventiveness is attested to by the infinite variety of forms he has designed throughout the ages. It has often been noted that no single artifact has been a greater challenge to designers or the subject of more interesting variations than the so-called yardstick of technological progress a ï¿½chairï¿½, please be seated? Fortunately for you, not a lot of these survived, and especially in good order so you have a good collectable, and rare item that is not only a terrific family heirloom but an item that can only go up in value with ...