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Old 09-27-2010, 12:46 AM
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Where would I go to purchase one of these cots? Is there anybody in PCS that sells these or has access to them?

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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I have a one man cot if you are interested.
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Where would I go to purchase one of these cots? Is there anybody in PCS that sells these or has access to them?

Most popular for a full size car in that era:

#30 8-level
#54 2-level
#32 4-level
#27 one man/roll in
The first place I'd check is with the funeral homes in your area. Sometimes, these are sitting unused in garages and basements. Keep checking as you travel and talk with other funeral directors. Place a small ad in the KFDA magazine or newsletter. Ask your procar salesmen or casket truck drivers if they've seen any old stretchers in their business travels. I'll keep my eye out as I travel, as well. If you run across one and are not sure what it is, just send me a shot of it and I'll ID it for you. I'll PM my e-mail address and cell number to you. As expensive as these are to ship, you're better off finding one within driving distance. Good luck!
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Along the same line...most of the cots we have came across (and still use to temporary support a body until we get them in the casket when the embalming table must be used on a recent arrival) have very poor condition covers on them from years of use. In order to keep the original cover and yet make the cot still usable for years to continue we had new covers made up that slipped over the original. The best material we found was the water resistent treated cloth shower curtains. The color choice is pretty good and can be matched very closely to the original cot cover color.
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I have several Model #30 cots that are available. They're in MD, and as indicated, shipping is a bit of an issue.
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Wow, my head is spinning! Good info here, thanks to everyone who provided some information and photos. I'm going to have to inventory my various cots. I think most are 30s plus a folding stretcher which will hang nicely in a hightop! Has anyone encountered any Baumgartner (sp?) cots? I've only seen one or two over the years.
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My back hurts every time I see a Model 30. I don't know how we got the 250+ pounders in the truck with just two people.
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Very cool! What's the vintage of the Ferno-Washington Model 30?

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the number 30 was a standard from the combination of Ferno with Washington in 54 or 55 up till they replaced it with the modale 35 in the 90's
so it's safe to say we have laughed at services using them for 40 years.
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the number 30 was a standard from the combination of Ferno with Washington in 54 or 55 up till they replaced it with the modale 35 in the 90's
so it's safe to say we have laughed at services using them for 40 years.
Probably not as hard as I used to laugh at the mis-use of the 30's on t.v.

Like early seasons of Emergency!, where the rarely speaking "ambulance attendants" would keep them in down position the entire time while wheeling the patient into the E.R. treatment room instead of lifting them to the up position. I used to think it was because the actors didn't know how to lift them into up position, but then they would lift it up in order to transfer the patient from the cot over to the treatment table.

Thanks for the pics, I love old cots.
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