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Old 01-09-2017, 10:29 PM
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I'm not playing trivia, I'm asking because I really don't know why it was called that.

Wayne, your answer sounds right to me, there were Pullman porters who catered to passengers - except for one thing. How often would there be need to move someone to/from a Pullman railroad car on a stretcher? It doesn't seem like it would be a common enough situation to require a completely new product. But I don't know.
Steve - you are indeed correct, it was for Pullman cars. Bomgardner's version (named the "Midget") specifically notes this purpose in their 1964 catalog. In F-W's 1963 catalog, it omits that but the device is called a "Pullman Stretcher."
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Actually, the sleeper cars on overnight trains were operated by the Pullman Co., and used on the various railroads.........and ALL the porters were called "George", the first name of Mr. Pullman.
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You read the add it states that folder in to the chair is handy for getting PT into a Pullman car doesn't say a thing about getting them out.
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