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The First Stairlift

The First Stairlift

The First Stairlift

One of the very first mentions of stairlifts in historical times was regarding King Henry VIII of the United Kingdom in the early 16th century! The 420 lb. King, injured through jousting, used a chair (chair lift) that was hauled up and down stairs on a block and tackle system by servants at the ancient Whitehall Palace in London. Described in royal records as 'a chair...that goeth up and down', the stairlift is thought to have been operational at Whitehall Palace in London where it would have hauled the King up a 20ft staircase. King Henry also had three 'amazingly luxurious thrones on wheels' (wheelchairs) which could transport him within his homes at Hampton Court, Greenwich and Whitehall Palace. With up to 150 years of lift manufacturer experience, today, world leading UK stairlift manufacturers are producing advanced technology stairlifts for home and commercial use in over 70 countries including the USA, South America, Europe and Asia. The stairlift industry has made wonderful strides forward in technology, manufacturing, stairlift safety, comfort, convenience, performance and ease of use providing a free home staircase stairs measurement no-obligation complimentary survey and consultation.
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