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portable dental chair

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020038 a-b
Description
Wooden folding portable dental chair, painted black (a); seat back has black leather-covered headrest at top, four support poles in middle; seat covered with thin sheet of black metal, etched with floral design and slightly bent down towards ground; black round bolts all around; footrest attached t…
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Accession Number
010020038 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, dental
Description
Wooden folding portable dental chair, painted black (a); seat back has black leather-covered headrest at top, four support poles in middle; seat covered with thin sheet of black metal, etched with floral design and slightly bent down towards ground; black round bolts all around; footrest attached to seat; chair rests against slope of triangle-shaped base, height is adjusted via metal handle on left side with wooden knob; turning the knob turns pole at top of base with white fabric string wound around it then going down into bottom of chair, allowing the seat to move up and down; black metal support goes around footrest and is bolted onto either side of chair seat; two metal chains hook around bolt on sides of seat and seat back; metal support attached to base hooks underneath seat to keep it flat; two metal supports make an X shape at back of base; metal supports attach wooden armrests to chair seat; black metal attachment and screw on back of chair to add a headrest; brown leather belt (b) with silver metal buckle with small silver metal flower underneath; fifteen holes at other end; ties around the chair when it is folded
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - chair - Size: Length 1.08 m x Width 1.02 m x Depth 47.0 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 1.40 m x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Southern Novelty Works
Site Made (City)
Demorest
Site Made (State)
Georgia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks
Material
wood: brown
paint: black
metal: silver
leather: brown, black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on chair: ";- McCONNELL -
Permanent Location
Storage Room W2
W2-538-2-1
Condition Remarks
Paint peeling on back of chair, arms, legs; three poles missing from back of chair; knob on handle loose, paint very worn; leather on (b) very worn, has repair with metal staples
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Graham Pettapiece from Victoria, British Columbia; a 1916 advertisement for a McConnell portable chair claims it is the only chair whose elevator can be used safely and with ease while in use, its material is scientifically distributed so that while it's the lightest chair, it is also the strongest, and it can be used in dental offices during busy periods to relieve the stationary chair
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