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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
Albert Harris Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
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
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
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 Forces 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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