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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010034001
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal labeā€¦
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Accession Number
010034001
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal label is missing second section; luggage lock closure
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased from antique dealer A. Argent in Shannonville, Ontario who purchased the table at auction in Brighton, Ontario in 2010.
Maker
Eastern Surgical Co
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On label: "THIS TRADE MARK // ESCO // GUARANTEES QUALITY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1-7-1
Dimension Notes
Length (opened) 1.9 m x Width 56.5 cm x Depth 75.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Edges show minor wear; water stains in centre; finish is worn; missing areas on veneer; metal shows minor discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: Eastern Surgical Company. "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957; CD #2
Research Facts
"ESCO (Anand Group)" Eastern Surgical Co. established in 1934 in India; established a factory of hospital furniture in Delhi in 1961 supplying all over India and exported to countries between 1961-1980.
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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
Albert Harris Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
008034001
Description
Orthapaedic back brace with leather-covered metal support frame; a wide elasticized band is sewn to either side of frame; each elasticized band has two metal hooks and two metal eyes which come together to fasten the two elastic bands at the front with four straps.
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Accession Number
008034001
Collection
Albert Harris Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- air force
Military Medicine -- air force -- R. C. A. F.
Military Medicine -- veteran health
Military Personnel
Military Personnel -- personal belongings -- medical
Description
Orthapaedic back brace with leather-covered metal support frame; a wide elasticized band is sewn to either side of frame; each elasticized band has two metal hooks and two metal eyes which come together to fasten the two elastic bands at the front with four straps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Albert Harris
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
leather: brown
fabric: cream
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E1-4
Dimension Notes
Length 107.7 cm x 26.6 cm x Depth 15.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
Reference Comments
Remarks in donor file; CD #1
Research Facts
Albert Harris, a Canadian Air Force veteran; fitted for the back brace in the early 1950s following a military injury; the museum narrowed down the possible creation date of the brace, and as a result, Albert filed a succesful claim with Canadian Veteran Affairs; more information available in the donor file.
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