Stephen Hawk­ing’s wheel­chair sells for USD 393,000 at auc­tion

The Hitavada - - WORLD -

A WHEEL­CHAIR used by Stephen Hawk­ing has sold at auc­tion for al­most 300,000 pounds (USD 393,000), while a copy of the sci­en­tist’s doc­toral the­sis fetched al­most 585,000 pounds (USD 767,000.)

The mo­torised chair, used by the physi­cist af­ter he was paral­ysed with mo­tor neu­ron dis­ease, sold for 296,750 pounds in a Christie’s on­line auc­tion. It had been ex­pected to fetch 10,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds.

Pro­ceeds from the chair’s sale will go to the Stephen Hawk­ing Foun­da­tion and the Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion.

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