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Stephen Havking's Vheelchair sells 20 times the pre-sale Pre-Auction


Stephen Havking's trolley, used by a late theoretical physicist in the 1980s and 1990s, exceeded expectations at an auction that was held on Thursday.

The chair value was previously estimated at $ 19,500, but eventually sold for $ 387,480 (£ 296,750) CNN prijavili. The amount is nearly 20 times the pre-sales estimate.

It also sold more than the amount of manuscripts taken by other renowned scientists.

Hawking used the cart after paralysis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease of degenerative diseases of the nervous system.

"Hoking initially opposed the idea of ​​using wheelchairs in the late 1960s, and by the end of the 1970s he used motorized models like this example, and he was known for being quite a wild driver," said Auctioneer Christie. s in a pre-auction statement.

"By the end of the 1980s, he was at the height of his fame, and his extensive travel to conferences and public events, as well as the scope of his intellectual space-time research, this is probably the metaphorical and metaphorical most wanted wheelchair in history."

Revenue from the sale of the chair goes to two charities, the Association of Motor Neurons and Foundation Stephen Havking.

The late Stephen Havking sits on wheelchairs in China.

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The sale called "On the shoulders of the giant" also included a series of hockey medals and awards, as well as a copy of Doctor Hawking. thesis.

The dissertation is expected to sell up to $ 195,800 ($ 150,000), but the buyer will receive 763,300 dollars (584,750 pounds) to secure it.

Hawking's work was more than those of Isaac Nevton, Charles Darwin and Alberto Einstein. Darwin's letter was sold for $ 64,700 (£ 50,000) and sold one of Newton's manuscripts for $ 129,400 (£ 100,000). The bidder also agreed to pay $ 42,054 for one of Einstein's manuscripts.

He was only 21 years old when he was diagnosed with ALS. He was told he was only a few years old for his illness.

Hoking, however, managed to live many decades, during which he expanded his scientific thinking about black holes and the universe. He lectured and wrote books, including 1988 A short history of time, which has become one of the best-selling scientific books of all time.

On March 14, Hoking died at his home in Cambridge. He was 76 years old.

Hawking's daughter Luci said that the sale was offered as a chance for her father's admirers to gain a memorial to the exceptional life of a scientist.

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