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Old 03-12-2017, 08:46 PM
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Default Ferno-Washington "Emergency Stretchers"

Also known as "folding stretchers (or cots)," "auxiliary stretchers," "litters," I am talking about the compact stretchers carried in addition to the ambulance/combination's primary gurney/cot.

Like the "One Man" cots, this topic has also served up its share of misinformation and confusion. The model numbers have changed to accomodate consolidation of products, and of course product updates.

The following come from the 1963 F-W "Full Line" catalog. The summary is thus:

Model 9: Basic folding stretcher with wheels/posts and an elevating head. In 1963, it was designed for station wagon ambulances. Still sold today (http://www.fernoems.com/en/products/...Stretcher.aspx) A modified variant is used in today's station-wagon equivalent - civilian helicopter ambulances. (http://www.fernoaviation.com/en/Prod...s/Model-9.aspx)
Model 10: Folding stretcher with four "U" legs. No longer produced.
Model 11: Folding stretcher with wheels/posts. Still sold today - (http://www.fernoems.com/en/products/...er-wheels.aspx).
Model 12: Basic folding stretcher with no wheels/posts/legs. Still sold today - (http://www.fernoems.com/en/products/...Stretcher.aspx)
Model 15: Adjustable length stretcher otherwise similar to the Model 12. No longer produced.
Model 104: Similar in purpose and function to Model 9, but telescopes in length and the head-end folds over onto the foot end for storage. Available with either four wheels (Model 104-S), folding legs/wheels similar to Model 11 (Model 104), and with non-folding legs/wheels aimed at station wagon ambulances (Model 104-L). These appear to have been discontinued - my guess is due to the similarity to the still-available Model 9.
Model 107: Combination stair chair/folding stretcher. Still sold today with a few variants now available (http://www.fernoems.com/en/products/...her-Chair.aspx)
Model 108: "Army-type" pole-style litter. Still sold today with a few variants now available. (http://www.fernoems.com/en/products/...Stretcher.aspx)

The Model 106-U, 106-W, and 106 were "Slimline Hinge" variants of the Model 10, 11, and 12 respectively. It appears the "deluxe hinge" became standard sometime in the 1960s and they took over the original model numbers.

There was also a Model 106-E that appears to fold along it's width, but is unclear. A similar product is still sold today as the Model 12-C, which splits in the middle like the Model 65 Scoop Stretcher introduced sometime after this catalog was made. http://www.fernoems.com/en/products/...Stretcher.aspx

Please note - neoprene was new for 1963, and black was the standard color. I've seen it mentioned in the past that this was a "government" color or similar - that is not true.

Maybe Kurt Arends can avail us with the corresponding section from the 1970s catalog he recently acquired on eBay!
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it would appear that they all used the sliding tooth buckle and gray straps on the 63 and earlier versions.
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I just picked up a Model 104 recently. I will scan some pages and add them...... but not tonight. Tuckered out.
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Great information here, thanks so much for posting!

I'm in need of a matching vintage set of the model 108 (non-folding) stretchers for my 1971 Stoner Suburban just in case anyone has some cached away and are ready to part with.
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I thin if you check stoner came with 3 number 12s, at least in there 70 flier that what they say. they would be the same color as the mattress on the gurney
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I thin if you check stoner came with 3 number 12s, at least in there 70 flier that what they say. they would be the same color as the mattress on the gurney
Makes sense, the third would be used for a potential patient on the squad bench. I was thinking of 2 only for the purposes of displaying the hanging positions.

Ed, I've never seen that flyer and it's of great interest to me. Is there a way I can get ahold of the other pages?
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