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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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Circulex therapeutic unit

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Eugene Woychyshyn Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
006024001
Description
Circulex Therapeutic Unit, massage table; wooden table that has brass features, an on/off switch on the verso of the object towards the proper right side; object is still in working condition.
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Accession Number
006024001
Collection
Eugene Woychyshyn Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Muscle Tonus
Massage -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Circulex Therapeutic Unit, massage table; wooden table that has brass features, an on/off switch on the verso of the object towards the proper right side; object is still in working condition.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The donor received this item from a friend in the 1980s; he does not know the origins of the apparatus, and he does not believe his friend knew anything about its history either.
Maker
Circulex Corp. Ltd
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
paint: beige, cream, orange, brown, blue-grey
Inscriptions
Located on the plaque on the recto of the object. "Circulex // Therapeutic Units // Toronto, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-2
Dimension Notes
Length 135.5 cm x Width 58.0 cm x Depth 48.0 cm (Unfolded)
Condition Remarks
The massage table is in good condition and is still functional; there is a considerable amount of surface dirt on the base and underneath the folded sections of the table.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Further research into the origins and use of this type of massage equipment is required.
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examination chair

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Similar to object appearing in catalogue published 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
JPG
Reference Comments
"The J. F. Hartz Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies", 1960, p. 186 (similar to Royal Hydraulic Utility Chair); CD #5.
Research Facts
Used for examination, possibly dental examination
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examination chair

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Date based on appearance of object
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
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5; CD #6
Research Facts
Used for examination, possibly dental
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examination table

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Dates
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
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
1930
1939
circa 1930-1939
Date Remarks
The donor says it was made in the 1930s.
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
JPG
Reference Comments
Dave St. Onge; CD #2
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 with stirrups

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Based on start of Bird medical practice
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
Reference Comments
CD #1
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examining chair

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Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
1929
circa 1929
Material
metal: derk 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
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw; CD #6
Research Facts
Possibly an eye-examining chair (Sylvia Burkinshaw)
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Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
997037289 a-b
Description
(a) A circular, straight metal rod that curves slightly at top where it attaches to a neck brace; this is a wide, rectangular-shaped piece of wood with a metal backing that curves upwards at the ends; a leather cushion covers top of wooden slab and is attached by two holder nuts; a clamp (b) is at…
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Accession Number
997037289 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, dental
Description
(a) A circular, straight metal rod that curves slightly at top where it attaches to a neck brace; this is a wide, rectangular-shaped piece of wood with a metal backing that curves upwards at the ends; a leather cushion covers top of wooden slab and is attached by two holder nuts; a clamp (b) is attached to the metal rod by a screw-tightening knob; the clamp has two main metal bars in which one slides through the other by a square, punched hole, where the leverage can be changed by a screw-tightening knob; this metal rod is L-shaped and clamps down onto a clamping screw.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - headrest - Size: Length 39.4 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 9.6 cm.
b - clamp - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 14.4 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
leather: brown
padding: orange
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row D
Condition Remarks
Leather on headrest is worn; wear marks apparent; #2: leather piece is deteriorating.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., Boston, ca. 1920, p. 253 (similar to item # 8345-46) (see attached photocopy); CD #8
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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
995005122 a-h
Description
Operating table consists of an enameled metal frame with three metal casters and two feet; table has two adjustable leafs and a middle part which has a drainage channel leading to the edge of the table; between middle section and leaf is an opening with a tray to catch liquid; tray has a drain in c…
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Accession Number
995005122 a-h
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Surgery
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Operating table consists of an enameled metal frame with three metal casters and two feet; table has two adjustable leafs and a middle part which has a drainage channel leading to the edge of the table; between middle section and leaf is an opening with a tray to catch liquid; tray has a drain in centre and below tray is a metal (b) platform that rests on sides of table frame; one leaf has an adjustable (c) head support while the joints at the other leaf have welded on holders for possible stirrups; table comes with four (d-g) padded leatherette cushions; and one metal (h) ankle stirrup.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - table - Size: Length 1.21 m x Width 79.0 cm x Depth 61.0 cm
b - platform - Size: Length 52.5 cm x Width 29.4 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
c - head support - Size: Length 39.5 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 8.0 cm
d - cushion - Size: Length 105.0 cm x Width 53.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
e - cushion - Size: Length 58.0 cm x Width 53.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
f - cushion - Size: Length 52.0 cm x Width 15.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
g - cushion - Size: Length 35.0 cm x Width 22.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
h - ankle stirrup - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth1.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Date Remarks
Based on similar model found in catalogues from 1915 and 1950s
Material
metal: silver
paint: cream, white, black
rubber: brown
fibre: white
Permanent Location
(a-c) Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
(d-h) Storage Room W1
W1-11-2
Condition Remarks
Artefact is stained with yellow stains throughout; cream enamel layer is cracking, chipping and flaking off revealing a white layer which is also flaking off and revealing a black undercoating; rubber on metal wheels has worn off leaving a hard thin rubber coating; leatherette cussions are tearing and wearing off at edges and creases; smaller cussion has a stain where material has disintegrated and a rip in upholstery revealing stuffing; all or some of cussions could be of a different time period than table; #2: Condition Report on file.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments", Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 4075 (model #S/-1172); "Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments," Ingram and Bell, 1945-55, p. 3 (model #7049); CD #1.
Research Facts
Based on drainage grove on middle section of table the aftefact could have been used for cystoscopic examinations as well as general surgery.
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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001957
Description
Operating table consists of a baked enamel frame of metal tubing that supports the table top with two adjustable side leafs for head and legs; table has rubber feet and slots for possible missing stirrups.
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Accession Number
997001957
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Surgery
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Operating table consists of a baked enamel frame of metal tubing that supports the table top with two adjustable side leafs for head and legs; table has rubber feet and slots for possible missing stirrups.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Ingram and Bell (?)
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Based on similar item found in catalogue from 1950s.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-11-2
Dimension Notes
Length 82.0 cm x Width 77.0 cm x Depth 52.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Enamel has chipped off in a few places; scratches on table top and side leafs; some tarnishing and adhesive residue.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories, and Industrial First Aid Departments," Ingram & Bell Ltd, 1945-55, p. 3 (similar to item #7052); CD #1.
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