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Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037566
Description
(a,b) Wooden crutches with fingernail moon-shaped armpiece and a non-adjustable handpiece with two pieces coming together on bottom; on the foot of the crutch is a rubber crutch bottom to prevent slippage.
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Accession Number
997037566
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Crutches
Description
(a,b) Wooden crutches with fingernail moon-shaped armpiece and a non-adjustable handpiece with two pieces coming together on bottom; on the foot of the crutch is a rubber crutch bottom to prevent slippage.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - crutch - Size: Length 111.0 cm x Width 17.7 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - crutch - Size: Length 111.3 cm x Width 17.6 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Based on collection date
Material
wood: brown
rubber: black
Inscriptions
(a,b) On the inside of the crutch exterior is an embossed "42"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A3
Condition Remarks
(a) Wood is split at the top of the crutch just below the armpiece; repair carried out at some point with fabric tape wrapped around broken area; (b) armpiece of crutch has become partially detached from crutch, caused by the wooden pegs of the crutch being split by the nails; #2: the handle of (a) is loose.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, pp. 934, 935 (similar to items # 10937, 10952, 10953); (see attached photocopies); CD #7
Images
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Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037567
Description
(a) Wooden crutch with armpiece and adjustable handpiece with two pieces coming together at bottom of crutch; on the foot of the crutch is a rubber bottom to prevent slippage; (b) wooden crutch with armpiece and adjustable handpiece with two pieces coming together at bottom of crutch.
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Accession Number
997037567
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Crutches
Description
(a) Wooden crutch with armpiece and adjustable handpiece with two pieces coming together at bottom of crutch; on the foot of the crutch is a rubber bottom to prevent slippage; (b) wooden crutch with armpiece and adjustable handpiece with two pieces coming together at bottom of crutch.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - crutch - Size: Length 118.3 cm x Width 17.9 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b - crutch - Size: Length 117.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Based on collection date
Material
wood: brown
rubber: black
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A3
Condition Remarks
(b) Missing crutch bottom; the finish on the wood has become dry and can be seen cracking on the surface.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 935 (similar to item #10952); (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Images
Less detail
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037568
Description
(a,b) Wooden crutches with armpiece and a fixed handpiece; it appears as though the crutch is cut from a single piece of wod and is homemade; on the foot of the crutch is a leather crutch bottom to prevent slippage.
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Accession Number
997037568
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Crutches
Description
(a,b) Wooden crutches with armpiece and a fixed handpiece; it appears as though the crutch is cut from a single piece of wod and is homemade; on the foot of the crutch is a leather crutch bottom to prevent slippage.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - crutch - Size: Length 101.5 cm x Width 19.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - crutch - Size: Length 101.7 cm x Width 19.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Based on collection date
Material
wood: brown
leather: brown
Inscriptions
(a,b) Along the bodies of the crutches there are cut lines and measuring marks printed in pencil.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A3
Condition Remarks
Unfinished wood has weathered with age; wear and tear are visible upon the leather crutch bottoms but is limited to scratches and use marks on the bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 934 (similar to item # 10937); (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Images
Less detail
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037569
Description
(a,b) Wooden crutches with armpiece covered in padding and an adjustable handpiece; body ends in two pieces coming together at bottom; on the foot of the crutch is a rubber crutch bottom to prevent slippage.
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Accession Number
997037569
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Crutches
Description
(a,b) Wooden crutches with armpiece covered in padding and an adjustable handpiece; body ends in two pieces coming together at bottom; on the foot of the crutch is a rubber crutch bottom to prevent slippage.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - crutch - Size: Length 122.1 cm x Width 19.7 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - crutch - Size: Length 122.2 cm x Width 19.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Based on collection date
Material
wood: brown
rubber: white
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
(a,b) Printed on a strip of fabric tape in handwriting is a series of illegible words.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A3
Condition Remarks
Padding on armpieces has begun to discolour and stuffing of padding can be seen; the writing on the fabric tape has lightened to the point that it is illegible; adjustable holes for handpiece have been filled and some wear can be seen at these points; scuffs and marks can be seen along the surface; the rubber of the crutch bottoms is aged and has dried out and cracked.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, pp. 934, 935 (similar to items # 10937 and 10952); (see attached photocopies); CD #7
Images
Less detail