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portable dental chair

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020043 a-b
Description
Wooden folding portable dental chair (a); seat back has red leather-covered headrest at top, six support poles in middle; red leather-covered seat with round brown metal studs along border; footrest attached to seat with a leather covering with brown fabric underneath; chair rests against slope of …
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Accession Number
010020043 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 (a); seat back has red leather-covered headrest at top, six support poles in middle; red leather-covered seat with round brown metal studs along border; footrest attached to seat with a leather covering with brown fabric underneath; 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; metal support goes around footrest and is bolted onto either side of chair seat; 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 armrests to chair seat; headrest (b) has two red leather covered rectangular pads attached to long silver metal pole
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - chair - Size: Length 1.23 m x Width 97.0 cm x Depth 47.3 cm
b - headrest - Size: Length 44.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 9.0 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Southern Novelty Works
Site Made (City)
Cornelia
Site Made (State)
Georgia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
wood: brown
metal: black, brown, yellow
leather: red
fabric: white, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on chair: "McCONNELL // DENTAL CHAIR // PAT. MAY 8, 1900 // --; CORNELIA, GA
Permanent Location
Storage Room W2
W2-536-5-1
Condition Remarks
Leather slightly worn on chair, headrest; wood very worn at back left of chair seat, along base where chair moves up and down; chair still moves smoothly up base; wood coming apart from chair at top right; attachment for headrest missing; metal tarnished on (b)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
J. Diane Snow
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 J. Diane Snow from Vancouver, British Columbia and was originally owned by her father Dr. Cecil Montague Snow, who used it during 1929-1942 while traveling around rural Saskatchewan, after which he settled in Calgary, Alberta; he graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland in 1916; a 1909 advertisement for a McConnell portable chair claims it is the only chair whose elevator can be used safely and with ease while in use, and its material is scientifically distributed so that while it's the lightest chair, it is also the strongest
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