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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003005
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back; there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is a metal bar at the back which allo…
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Accession Number
995003005
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a
caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back;
there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is
a metal bar at the back which allows the wheelchair to be pushed
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Somewhat similar to a chair found in a 1932-33 Pilling catalogue.
Material
metal: dark brown
wood: brown
paint: dark mustard
cane: beige
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"W-II" painted in white at the base of the chair back (Watkins 2)
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 118.0 cm. x Width: 60.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; wood is chipped in one place and cracked in one place;
the paint on the metal is chipped and worn in several places; the wheelguard is missing
from the chair's left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw; http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display at the Museum, Mar. 12, 1998
Images
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003006
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with flat bottom (with 9 ventilation holes) and arm rests; the back of the chair is made up of 6 flat slats framed in a rectangular siding; the legrest bottom can be lifted up; there are four metal spoked wheels -- two large at the back sides and two small at…
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Accession Number
995003006
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with flat bottom (with 9 ventilation holes) and arm
rests; the back of the chair is made up of 6 flat slats framed in a rectangular siding; the
legrest bottom can be lifted up; there are four metal spoked wheels -- two large at the
back sides and two small at the front sides; there is a metal bar at the back which allows
the wheelchair to be pushed
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Gendron
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
wood: brown
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"VI" painted in yellow at the top of the back (Victory I); there is also a manufacturer's
label at the top of the back, which reads "TORONTO // Gendron // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 117.0 cm. x Width: 60.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; the wood is worn and scratched in several spots; the
rubber is missing from the wheelchair's left back wheel
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw; http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display at the Museum, Mar. 12, 1998
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003009
Description
Windsor-type wooden chair with four legs supported by four horizontal bars (two going left to right and two front to back); the chair seat is a single solid piece of wood; the back and arm rests are made of a single piece of wood with 15 supporting spindles.
Accession Number
995003009
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, non-medical
Description
Windsor-type wooden chair with four legs supported by four horizontal bars (two going left to right and two front to back); the chair seat is a single solid piece of wood; the back and arm rests are made of a single piece of wood with 15 supporting spindles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the private rooms onKingsotn General Hospital Watkins 4.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-2
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
Several rungs are dry and loose; very dirty and dusty; there are some worn places in the varnish and there are several scratch marks in the wood
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw
Research Facts
Refinished in 1967
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000
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