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articulating medical patient table

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.508.1
Description
Articulating medical patient table with a top that swivels, and a portion that can be raised for a back rest; stirrups on either side of table; drawers set in base, some of which have glass trays; rests on four feet with ball-bearing casters.
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Accession Number
1969.508.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Surgery, Minor
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Articulating medical patient table with a top that swivels, and a portion that can be raised for a back rest; stirrups on either side of table; drawers set in base, some of which have glass trays; rests on four feet with ball-bearing casters.
Part Names
table - Size: Length 97.0 cm x Width 55.0 cm x Depth 79.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. D. Alison Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Patent dates of Dec. 5, 1905 and May 29, 1906 printed on casters.
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver; dark grey
leatherette: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Paper label on underside of back rest has, "W. D. Alison Co. Indianapolis, Ind. U.S.A."; underside of one drawer has written in pencil, "Calkins #15825"; carved on back rest: "Patented 15825"; on the four casters: "Pat. Dec. 5, 05, May 29, 06"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1 Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
Tray (c) has a piece missing from the corner; tray (b) has a crack in one corner; tray (r) is broken into three pieces.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See Betz catalogue, 1915, p. 71
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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examination chair

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997010006
Description
Examination chair consists of tapering round metal base with foot operated hydraulic pump; base supports a vinyl covered seat with arm rests and vinyl covered back and adjustable head rest; head rest is adjustable at three joints. Note; bottom of chair has holders for footrest; footrest is missing
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Accession Number
997010006
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Examination chair consists of tapering round metal base with foot operated hydraulic pump; base supports a vinyl covered seat with arm rests and vinyl covered back and adjustable head rest; head rest is adjustable at three joints.
Note; bottom of chair has holders for footrest; footrest is missing
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Maker
Raymond Industries
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver, black
vinyl: black
wood: brown
cardboard: brown
plastic: black, white
Inscriptions
Printed on label stapled to bottom of seat: "ALL NEW MATERIAL CONSISTING OF // POLYETHER 75% // RESIN TREATED // COTTON LINTERS 25 % // Lic. No. Cal. 15351 (Minn.) // MADE BY // RAYMOND INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED // 460 HOOVER STREET, N. E. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 55413" Printed on sticker affixed to base: "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO 00351" Handwritten with marker on tape affixed to seat back: "113" Printed on sticket affixed to seat back: "Raymond Industries // STYLETTE 04281 RIS // RAYMOND IND. INC. MPLS. MINN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-12-1
Dimension Notes
Length 139.0 cm x Width 66.0 cm x Depth 66.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Vinyl on seat is impressed; vinyl is torn along seam of armrests; metal on seat and base is slightly rusty; base is slightly scratched; paint is chipped on headrest and headrest vinyl is patched with tape
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The J. F. Hartz Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies", 1960, p. 186 (similar to Royal Hydraulic Utility Chair)
Research Facts
Used for examination
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examination chair

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11702
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997010009 a-b
Description
(a) examination chair consists of enamel painted metal base with 4 legs; threaded vertical shaft with wheel to adjust height extends from base to support vinyl covered seat; seat back and arm rests are adjustable; two gooseneck lamps extend from seat back; bulbs of lamps have round plastic casing w…
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Accession Number
997010009 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
(a) examination chair consists of enamel painted metal base with 4 legs; threaded vertical shaft with wheel to adjust height extends from base to support vinyl covered seat; seat back and arm rests are adjustable; two gooseneck lamps extend from seat back; bulbs of lamps have round plastic casing with glass convex lens; each lamp has switch and electric cord and plug; adjustable head rest extends from seat back and includes rolls of paper; loose paper (b) label attached to seat with tape.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - examination chair - Size: Length 1.30 m. x Width 65.0 cm. x Depth 57.5 cm.
b - label - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Maker
Surgical Mechanical Research Inc.
Site Made (City)
Newport Beach
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver, light green
paint: light green
vinyl: dark green
plastic: black, grey
rubber: black
wood: brown
fabric: black
glass: transparent, translucent
paper: white, yellow, black
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker affixed to head rest: "Surgical Mechanical Research, Inc. // 883 WEST 16th STREET, NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA"; engraved on metal of seat back: "R66015"; printed on sticker affixed to lamp: "AJUSCO // ADJUSTABLE // FIXTURE CO. // MILWAUKEE, WIS."; embossed on plastic casing of lamp: "SURG. MECH. RESEARCH // L. A. CALIF."; printed on label taped to artifact: "Underwriter's Laboratories. Inc. // LISTED // PORTABLE LAMP // ISSUE 50,148 // AJUSCO // [MIL]WAUKEE, WISCONSIN"
Permanent Location
(a): Storage Room W1
W1-11-1
(b): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
Coating flaking from leg and exposed metal rusting; legs are scratched; fabric detaching from back of seat; light rust on arm and head rests; plastic broken on right arm rest and on left lamp casing; adhesive residue on seat back; slight pulverization of rubber on head rest; paper on head rest ripped.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for examination
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examination chair

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1864
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Accession Number
995003086
Description
Examining (eye?) chair which consists of a painted metal base with four legs and plastic wheels; on the base is a vinyl-covered seat and high back (both likely made of vinyl-covered wood) and a cardboard bottom; the back has 52 studs holding the vinyl in place.
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Accession Number
995003086
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Examining (eye?) chair which consists of a painted metal base with four legs and plastic wheels; on the base is a vinyl-covered seat and high back (both likely made of vinyl-covered wood) and a cardboard bottom; the back has 52 studs holding the vinyl in place.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: dark grey
paint: blue
vinyl: blue
cardboard: beige
wood(?):
plastic: black
Inscriptions
The bottom of the chair seat has a tag which reads, "Do not remove this tag under penalty of law // All new material consisting of cotton felt // Registry No. N.Y. 25615 // This article is made to compliance with an act of Dist. of Col. // approved July 3, 1926; Kansas approved March 1923, Minn. approved April 24, 1929. New Jersey Revised Statutes 26, 10-6 18. Sold by Date of Delivery"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-12-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 110.0 cm. x Width: 41.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; there is a sticky residue on the vinyl on the inside of of the chair back, as well as a spot of red spray paint
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Possibly an eye-examining chair (Sylvia Burkinshaw)
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examination table

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Collection
Dr. Herbert C. Burleigh Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
999001001
Description
Wooden patient examining table, which consists of a flat-topped rectangular table with a squared leg at each corner and round rolling casters at both upper legs; the table has adjustable wooden rectangular-shaped flat pieces at the top and bottom of the table; flat, curved pieces of metal with six …
Accession Number
999001001
Collection
Dr. Herbert C. Burleigh Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wooden patient examining table, which consists of a flat-topped rectangular table with a squared leg at each corner and round rolling casters at both upper legs; the table has adjustable wooden rectangular-shaped flat pieces at the top and bottom of the table; flat, curved pieces of metal with six notches cut into them allow the pieces to be raised, lowered or folded flat against the ends of the table; all sides of the table have flat wooden support pieces; the bottom of the table has a metal stirrup at both the right and left sides; the stirrups slide out for patient use or in against the end when not being used.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Herbert C. Burleigh of Bath, Ontario, a graduate at Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1926; purchased by the donor, Ms. Audrey Bailey
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: silver; light grey
wood: brown
Inscriptions
The right side of the table has an attached label which reads, "THE J. F. HARTZ CO LIMITED // SICK ROOM SUPPLIES // TORONTO & MONTREAL"; the lower adjustment piece has "[a triangle] NO 3 HARTZ" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1
Dimension Notes
Length 101.0 cm x Width 57.2 cm x Depth 75.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The top of the table shows several large water stains; there are small scuff marks at the top edges; the metal pieces show wear and some staining, but no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Similar to the table on p. 667 of "Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," by the A.S. Aloe Co., 6th ed., 189-
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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examination table

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11273
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
999011001
Description
A wooden examination table; painted white; adjustable; the surface is made of greenish leather and is in three pieces; has flared base acting as a step stool; it appears that the table is meant to be adjustable at one end to allow it to dip to the floor on that end while the other remains stationar…
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Accession Number
999011001
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Military Medicine
Description
A wooden examination table; painted white; adjustable; the surface is made of greenish leather and is in three pieces; has flared base acting as a step stool; it appears that the table is meant to be adjustable at one end to allow it to dip to the floor on that end while the other remains stationary (but the table is too fragile to attempt); there are four screws sticking out of one side of the table that appear modern.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Penitentiary Hospital in the 1930's.
Maker
Military Hospitals Commission Industries
Site Made (City)
Guelph
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
wood: white
leather: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Dimension Notes
Length 193.0 cm x Width 74.5 cm x Depth 80.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The leather is very brittle and the paint is chipping off of the wood.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dave St. Onge
Research Facts
The donor extrapolated the maker and date information from a similar table at the Correctional Services of Canada Museum; the table is somewhat inaccessible at the time of accessioning, it should be further evaluated at a later time.
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examination table

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
999047001
Description
Examination table is made of a wooden frame on four feet three of which each have a glass glide; from the middle of the frame extends a metal brace that supports a leatherette upholstered bed; end of bed has a hinge with a perforated metal bar and a screw which adjusts the tilt of the bed.
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Accession Number
999047001
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Examination table is made of a wooden frame on four feet three of which each have a glass glide; from the middle of the frame extends a metal brace that supports a leatherette upholstered bed; end of bed has a hinge with a perforated metal bar and a screw which adjusts the tilt of the bed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Col. Polson.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
wood: brown
metal: black
leatherette: black
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Dimension Notes
Length 1.76 m x Width 82.5 cm x Depth 48.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood is chipped and a glass glide is missing on one leg; some stains and wear along the wooden frame; leatherette upholstery covering is dented in a few places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments", 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 665 (model #3)
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examination table

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12766
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
John Corson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
Accession Number
008028002 a-d
Description
Oak multiple use rectangular patient examination table consisting of turned legs with casters on two legs; adjustable leaves at two ends; wooden panel extensions pull out and lock in postion on both sides built in under top; two white painted metal stirrups with hook ends extend at the foot of the …
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Accession Number
008028002 a-d
Collection
John Corson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Oak multiple use rectangular patient examination table consisting of turned legs with casters on two legs; adjustable leaves at two ends; wooden panel extensions pull out and lock in postion on both sides built in under top; two white painted metal stirrups with hook ends extend at the foot of the table.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - table - Size: Length 1.77 m x Width 74.7 cm x Depth 60.5 cm
b - extension - Size: Length 57.2 cm x Width 20.2 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
c - right stirrup - Size: Length 40.6 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
d - left stiffup - Size: Length 40.2 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Owned by John Corson's father.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey
paint: cream
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Condition Remarks
Large chip off top left leg at the foot of the table; numerous small marks, indentations, carvings and scratches located all over; minor corrosion on metal; almost all paint is missing from stirrups; all pieces retract and adjust to full range
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
John Corson
Research Facts
Dr. Corson was a graduate of University of Toronto School of Medicine, Class of 1941; operated his general practice in his Scarborough home from 1947-1983.
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examination table with stirrups

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997037272 a-g
Description
(a) A handmade painted wooden examination table with four feet that are identical with a flat base and two grooved concave rings carved into the wood; (b,c) two adjustable wooden stirrup foot holders are at base of table; these are square-shaped with an arched space for holding the foot; table is f…
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Accession Number
997037272 a-g
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Treatment, General
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
(a) A handmade painted wooden examination table with four feet that are identical with a flat base and two grooved concave rings carved into the wood; (b,c) two adjustable wooden stirrup foot holders are at base of table; these are square-shaped with an arched space for holding the foot; table is flat and wide with a drop leaf attached by hinges at the end; the ends of the table have grooved edges; (d-g) casters: wooden wheels with rolling edge covered in felt attached to an axle; metal supports on eithre side of the wheel; supports at at approximately 30° from the vertical and attach to a solid metal cylinder with a rounded and grooved tip; (d-g) casters, each consisting of a metal wheel, the rolling edge covered in felt, attached to an axle; metal supports on either side of the wheel; supports are at approximately 30° from the vertical and attach to a solid metal cylinder with a rounded, grooved tip.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - table - Size: Length 187.0 cm x Width 67.5 cm x Depth 47.0 cm
b - stirrup - Size: Length 76.6 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
c - stirrup - Size: Length 76.7 cm x Width 10.8 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
d - caster - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
e - caster - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
f - caster - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
g - caster - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Material
wood: brown
paint: white; light green
metal: silver
fabric: brown
Inscriptions
(d-g) Have engraving on wheel: "FAULTLESS // FELTPAID"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-11-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Paint is chipping off; stains on table top; hinges are very brittle; (b, c) paint is chipping, worn; longitudinal cracks in wood around foot holes in stirrups; (d-g) felt is worn down; metal is tarnished and non-active corrosion is present; two layers of paint chipping
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010034001
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal labe…
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Accession Number
010034001
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal label is missing second section; luggage lock closure
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased from antique dealer A. Argent in Shannonville, Ontario who purchased the table at auction in Brighton, Ontario in 2010.
Maker
Eastern Surgical Co
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On label: "THIS TRADE MARK // ESCO // GUARANTEES QUALITY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1-7-1
Dimension Notes
Length (opened) 1.9 m x Width 56.5 cm x Depth 75.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Edges show minor wear; water stains in centre; finish is worn; missing areas on veneer; metal shows minor discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: Eastern Surgical Company. "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957; CD #2
Research Facts
"ESCO (Anand Group)" Eastern Surgical Co. established in 1934 in India; established a factory of hospital furniture in Delhi in 1961 supplying all over India and exported to countries between 1961-1980.
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