9917500 – Carrier, Field, Collapsible:
This Carrier was a collapsible 2-wheeled cart designed for carrying one loaded Litter over long distances. It featured two large wire-spoke bicycle wheels with pneumatic tyres size 26 by 2, and also featured a single leaf suspension system. These carts were manufactured exclusively by The Colson Corp, Elyria, Ohio. These Collapsible Field Carriers were often seen at Field Hospital facilities, although photographic evidence exists which suggests that the Carts were used closer to the frontline too. The Carrier’s weight was 59 pounds, its width 32 ½ inches, its height 31 inches, and its length 28 inches. When open, the Carrier was held in upright position by a hinged tubular, metal inverted V-shaped stand, which could be folded when not in use. This version replaced the old Wheeled Litter Carrier, with wooden spoke solid rubber tyres, buggy type, and higher weight (72 pounds).