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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022001
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022001
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting join above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 16.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J. E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022002
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022002
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting joint above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 19.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body; cloudy appearance on front of leather collar
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); he was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J.E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering his support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022004
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
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Accession Number
015022004
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 44.0 cm Diameter: 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
shows wear
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but only full-length leg braces were listed on hospital receipts; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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Collection
Jennifer MacLeod Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
996027002
Description
Back brace made for a large child or a small adult; the brace consists of a waist section made of flat metal bent into an oval shape and open at the front; coming off the back of the oval are two flat metal bars, which would have supported the wearer's back; these bars are 3 cm apart from each othe…
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Accession Number
996027002
Collection
Jennifer MacLeod Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Description
Back brace made for a large child or a small adult; the brace consists of a waist section made of
flat metal bent into an oval shape and open at the front; coming off the back of the oval are two
flat metal bars, which would have supported the wearer's back; these bars are 3 cm apart from each
other and are strengthened at the top by a horizontal piece of metal joined to them; the inside of
the brace has a beige felt-covered leather padding (at the waist and back areas); the waist section was
tightened with a leather belt and metal buckle; there were also adjustable straps at the top - only
one remains and it has been repaired
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Back brace purchased at an auction in Morton, Ontario shortly before donation to the museum;
purchase also included 996.027.001
Material
metal: black; grey
leather: brown
fabric: beige; off-white; black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E1-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 56.6 cm. x Width: 33.8 cm. x Depth: 22.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The brace is extremely worn; there are several "home-made" sewn repairs visible in the leather - especially
at the waist; one of the back braces has been strengthened with what appears to be a
file bound on with string; the one remaining strap at the top has been repaired with cloth sewn
around the strip of leather; another sewn repair appears at the top to reattach the leather padding
to the metal brace
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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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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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022003
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
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Accession Number
015022003
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.?
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: beige
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Diameter: 31.0 cm Height: 30.0 cm
Condition Remarks
worn
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but unclear how this piece was used in conjunction with the leg braces; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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child leg brace set

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Jennifer MacLeod Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
996027001 a-b
Description
Pair of child's leg braces (a) right (b) left; each brace is made of a metal foot-shaped plate at the bottom with the side edges turned up; the foot plate is lined with heavy felt; a piece of leather at the back of the heel provides support for two long heavy strips of metal which came from either …
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Accession Number
996027001 a-b
Collection
Jennifer MacLeod Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Pediatrics
Description
Pair of child's leg braces (a) right (b) left; each brace is made of a metal foot-shaped plate at the bottom with the side edges turned up; the foot plate is lined with heavy felt; a piece of leather at the back of the heel provides support for two long heavy strips of metal which came from either side of the heel and would have ended just below the child's knee; another leather strap is at the top and is held in place with a strip of leather and buckle; there are three additional straps which went around the foot.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - right - Length 31.0 cm. x Width 21.0 cm. x Depth 9.2 cm.
b - left - Length 32.0 cm. x Width 21.9 cm. x Depth 9.4 cm.
Provenance
Leg braces were purchased at an auction in Morton, Ontario shortly before donation to the museum.
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: silver; grey; rust
leather: black; brown
fabric: navy; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E1-5
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013 (a - right brace only).
Condition Remarks
Both braces show signs of heavy use; the leather is worn and cracked in places; the buckles and metal side braces are corroded and the metal foot plates have small holes and cracks; the felt is very worn; one of the leather straps at the foot on (a) is broken; both braces were very dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Likely made for a polio victim
Exhibit History
(b) Off-site for conservation at Queen’s University Masters of Art Conservation School, Sept – Dec 2018.
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orthopaedic back brace

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Dates
1955
Collection
Dr. John Hazlett Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
008008001
Description
Custom orthopaedic back brace consists of leather-covered metal support frame, wide elasticized band sewn to either side of frame; each elasticized band has two metal hooks and two straps with buckles which come together to fasten at the front; two fabric straps extend from either side of brace and…
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Accession Number
008008001
Collection
Dr. John Hazlett Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Description
Custom orthopaedic back brace consists of leather-covered metal support frame, wide elasticized band sewn to either side of frame; each elasticized band has two metal hooks and two straps with buckles which come together to fasten at the front; two fabric straps extend from either side of brace and are fastened together with buckles on a fabric piece in front; hand stitched leather edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Worn by Dr. John Hazlett
Maker
Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
Date Remarks
Donor file
Material
leather: brown, cream
fabric: cream, gray
metal: gray
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 1.17 m x Width 34.4 cm x Depth 30.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Lois Hazlett
Research Facts
Made at the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, later renamed the Hospital for Special Surgery (in 1963) in New York City. Dr. John Hazlett required it for back pain. He wore it until the problem diminished and he could no longer fit into it. Dr. Hazlett and his wife (donor; nursing graduate from Toronto Western hospital) lived in the Bronx while he was a Fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
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