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119thNYSVdrummer
04-11-2007, 02:32 PM
Im a reenactor in the 119th nysv field music. During battle as you probable already know musicians were used as stretcher bearers. I have looked all over the internet for stretchers to no luck. Were could I get my hands on some stretchers.

Jas. Cox
04-11-2007, 04:05 PM
... Were could I get my hands on some stretchers.

I'd say make your own. I'm trying to track down some sort of building plans for you right now. I'll let you know if I find anything.

This gives you views of many different kinds, and some dimensions and material for building. Still not detailed plans:

http://www.civilwarhome.com/woundedtransportation.htm

Alternatives to stretchers:

http://www.civilwarhome.com/sicktransportation.htm

119thNYSVdrummer
04-11-2007, 10:04 PM
Thanks. I found that online also, its the only thing I see with any instructions on how to build the stretcher

Jas. Cox
04-13-2007, 04:51 PM
I know you saw this link before, but just so it is part of this thread:

http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1345&highlight=stretchers

NoahBriggs
04-14-2007, 06:32 AM
You could try entering the name of the stretcher in the search of the US Patent Office (http://www.uspto.gov/).

Kuhndawg25
06-15-2014, 09:40 PM
Dear fellow Medical Reenactors,

I was wondering if anyone has built or blueprinted any stretchers since the last posting? I found a great stretcher on ebay a few weeks back but could not purchase it due to the seller would not do shipping. If you have built one could you post any pictures or drawing.

Kevin

Kuhndawg25
06-16-2014, 12:10 AM
To my fellow medical personnel,

Has anyone built a stretcher since the last time anyone has posted on this thread. I have only seen one or two units out there that have a stretcher but I did not have a chance to exam and take pictures of it. So if anyone can help out I would like to see what you have came up with since 2007.


Thanks

Kevin
Confederate Assistant Surgeon
Union Assistant Surgeon

Frederick14Va
06-16-2014, 04:31 PM
Ive built several in years past of a couple different patterns.... based on original specs and surviving museum pieces that were examined... I still have one remaining... a Halstead Pattern litter... that I still use on occasion when something medical related is called for or for a film prop... Will have to dig it out when I have a chance....

Kuhndawg25
06-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Ive built several in years past of a couple different patterns.... based on original specs and surviving museum pieces that were examined... I still have one remaining... a Halstead Pattern litter... that I still use on occasion when something medical related is called for or for a film prop... Will have to dig it out when I have a chance....

If you get a chance could I get a copy of the plans and maybe some photos of it? I thank you for digging it out when you get some free times. Thanks again :)

Kevin

David Meister
10-10-2014, 02:28 PM
I made one with two Eight foot 2x2 s and it's supported by two cut two foot long 2x2 s the frame is held together with bolts and square headed nuts it is covered with canvas the handles extend one foot from each end 8 foot long total 6 feet worth of stretcher it cost less than 20 Dollars in Material to build