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collapsible wheelchair

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Helen Bain Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
006013001
Description
A wooden folding wheelchair; consists of a wooden frame (possibly pine) with wicker seat and backrest; the legs consists of pieces of wood which cross each other, connected in the centre (one leg is attached to the back of the seat and runs to the front wheel, the other runs from the front of the s…
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Accession Number
006013001
Collection
Helen Bain Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
A wooden folding wheelchair; consists of a wooden frame (possibly pine) with wicker seat and backrest; the legs consists of pieces of wood which cross each other, connected in the centre (one leg is attached to the back of the seat and runs to the front wheel, the other runs from the front of the seat and runs to the back wheel; the back wheel is larger than the front, but not as large as in most traditional style wheelchairs; the backrest is adjustable and has a stainless steel handlebar on the back for pushing; the entire chair is collapsible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Helen Bain of Gananoque; found in Museum collection.
Maker
Gendron
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
wood: brown
rubber: black
metal: silver, brown
Inscriptions
"TORONTO // Gendron // CANADA" printed on a label on the back of the backrest; "Helen Bain 152 Pine Street Gananoque // 382-2471" carved crudely into the back of the handlebar.
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-10-2
Dimension Notes
Length 94.0 cm x Width 62.5 cm x Depth 111.0 cm (adjustable)
Condition Remarks
Some very minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Pilling, George P. & Son, "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals", Philadelphia, 1932, p. 318 (similar to item #P22914); http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm;CD #2.
Research Facts
Collapsible chairs were first made so they could fit into automobiles.
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folding wheelchair

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Dates
1977
circa 1977
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Occupational Therapy Dept. Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
006014001 a-b
Description
A metal wheelchair; consists of the wheelchair (a); the frame of the wheelchair is made mainly of concentric metal poles which fit inside one another to make it adjustable; the seat and backrest are made of black leather; the arm rests are green leather and are adjustable; there are legrests which …
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Accession Number
006014001 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Occupational Therapy Dept. Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
A metal wheelchair; consists of the wheelchair (a); the frame of the wheelchair is made mainly of concentric metal poles which fit inside one another to make it adjustable; the seat and backrest are made of black leather; the arm rests are green leather and are adjustable; there are legrests which come out from the front of the frame with adjustable black leather pads for the back of the legs and silver metal footrests; the chair has two large wheels on the sides at the back with grey plastic spokes and a silver outer wheel sticking out of them for operation with the hands of the user; there are two smaller rotating front wheels on the front; there is also a removable adjustable headrest (b) which is made out of green leather on metal poles which fit into the chair's backrest.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - chair - Size: Length 118.8 cm x Width 61.0 cm x Depth 90.5 cm
b - headrest - Size: Length 46.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 33.5 cm
Provenance
Used in an Occupational Therapy Department, probably at KGH; found in Museum collection.
Maker
Invacare Corporation
Site Made (City)
Elyria
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1977
circa 1977
Date Remarks
A sticker with patent information has 1977 as its latest date printed on it.
Material
metal: silver
leather: black, green
plastic: green, brown
rubber: greenish
Inscriptions
"ROLLS // BY // CORPORATION U.S.A." printed on two stickers on the frame
"INVACARE // corporaton // ELYRIA, OHIO 44035 // MADE IN U.S.A." printed on two stickers on the sides of the armrests
"Rolls // WHEELCHAIRS // BY // INVACARE CORPORATION // MADE IN U.S.A. // MODEL 498-2 " printed on a panel on the frame
"O.T. # 11" printed on the back of the black leather legrests in black marker
"O.T. # 11 // RETURN TO // OCCUPATION // THERAPY // EXT.2328" printed on the back of the seat in white paint
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-1
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Invacare: Our History"; CD #2
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003005
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back; there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is a metal bar at the back which allo…
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Accession Number
995003005
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a
caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back;
there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is
a metal bar at the back which allows the wheelchair to be pushed
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Somewhat similar to a chair found in a 1932-33 Pilling catalogue.
Material
metal: dark brown
wood: brown
paint: dark mustard
cane: beige
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"W-II" painted in white at the base of the chair back (Watkins 2)
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 118.0 cm. x Width: 60.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; wood is chipped in one place and cracked in one place;
the paint on the metal is chipped and worn in several places; the wheelguard is missing
from the chair's left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw; http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display at the Museum, Mar. 12, 1998
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003006
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with flat bottom (with 9 ventilation holes) and arm rests; the back of the chair is made up of 6 flat slats framed in a rectangular siding; the legrest bottom can be lifted up; there are four metal spoked wheels -- two large at the back sides and two small at…
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Accession Number
995003006
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with flat bottom (with 9 ventilation holes) and arm
rests; the back of the chair is made up of 6 flat slats framed in a rectangular siding; the
legrest bottom can be lifted up; there are four metal spoked wheels -- two large at the
back sides and two small at the front sides; there is a metal bar at the back which allows
the wheelchair to be pushed
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Gendron
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
wood: brown
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"VI" painted in yellow at the top of the back (Victory I); there is also a manufacturer's
label at the top of the back, which reads "TORONTO // Gendron // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 117.0 cm. x Width: 60.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; the wood is worn and scratched in several spots; the
rubber is missing from the wheelchair's left back wheel
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw; http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm; CD #6
Exhibit History
On display at the Museum, Mar. 12, 1998
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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Gail Grant Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
009007001
Description
Wicker wheelchair with two large spoked, metal wheels under seat; two small, metal, spoked wheels at front by wooden foot rest; metal with wooden handle push bar at rear; all metal and rubber on tires painted black; seat is wood with a wicker portion in the middle; manufacturers plate is worn.
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Accession Number
009007001
Collection
Gail Grant Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wicker wheelchair with two large spoked, metal wheels under seat; two small, metal, spoked wheels at front by wooden foot rest; metal with wooden handle push bar at rear; all metal and rubber on tires painted black; seat is wood with a wicker portion in the middle; manufacturers plate is worn.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gail Grant
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey
paint: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "G [ILLEG] CO // TORONTO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W
W1-NW Corner
Dimension Notes
Length 1.12 m x Width 72.1 cm x Depth 98.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber on tires is worn from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm; CD #4
Research Facts
Gendron --- Canadian, moved to Ohio.
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Gail Grant Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010019001
Description
Wicker wheelchair with two large spoked, metal wheels under seat; two small, metal, spoked wheels at front by wooden foot rest; metal with wooden handle push bar at rear; all metal and rubber on tires painted black; seat is wood with a wicker portion in the middle; manufacturers plate is worn.
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Accession Number
010019001
Collection
Gail Grant Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wicker wheelchair with two large spoked, metal wheels under seat; two small, metal, spoked wheels at front by wooden foot rest; metal with wooden handle push bar at rear; all metal and rubber on tires painted black; seat is wood with a wicker portion in the middle; manufacturers plate is worn.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gail Grant
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey
paint: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "G [Illeg.] CO // TORONTO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W
W1-NW Corner
Dimension Notes
Length 1.12 m x Width 72.1 cm x Depth 98.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber on tires is worn from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Better wheel invented in Toledo blazed path towards auto. Franco-American News & Events, 8. May 20, 2008. December 3, 2008.
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wheelchair belt

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Dates
1976
circa 1976
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003241
Description
Wheelchair belt, which consists of a blue nylon strap with two male and two female velcro strips sewn interspersed along one side of the strap; two of these strips are sewn at either end of the strap; a white rectangular label is sewn to the opposite side of the strap.
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Accession Number
000003241
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Textiles
Description
Wheelchair belt, which consists of a blue nylon strap with two male and two female velcro strips sewn interspersed along one side of the strap; two of these strips are sewn at either end of the strap; a white rectangular label is sewn to the opposite side of the strap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
J.T. Posey Company
Site Made (City)
Pasadena
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Date Remarks
Similar to item identified in a 1976 catalogue
Material
velcro: blue
nylon: blue
fabric: white; green
Inscriptions
A fabric label sewn to the strap reads "[logo--see accession sheet for sketch] // J.T. POSEY CO. // 3950 ALTADENA DR. // PASADENA, CA. 91107 // . WASHABLE."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 262.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
There were no major stains, and no holes or tears; the velcro was yellowing slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired RN from KPH; "J.T. Posey Company," by J.T. Posey Co., 1976, p. 13 (item similar to lower left figure) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
Possibly used to keep patient sitting up in wheelchair; arrived with wheelchair safety belt 000.003.240.
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wheelchair safety belt

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Dates
1976
circa 1976
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003240
Description
Wheelchair safety belt, which consists of two main flat nylon straps, both loose at one end, and connected to each other at their other ends to form a V-shape; a semicircular closed metal buckle is sewn to each strap approximately 56 cm from their loose ends; there is a white rectangular label sewn…
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Accession Number
000003240
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Textiles
Description
Wheelchair safety belt, which consists of two main flat nylon straps, both loose at one end, and connected to each other at their other ends to form a V-shape; a semicircular closed metal buckle is sewn to each strap approximately 56 cm from their loose ends; there is a white rectangular label sewn to one strap; a short piece of strap connects the two larger straps below these buckles; below this portion, the straps slant towards each other, and are sewn together at their ends; a folded piece of strap is sewn to this connection point; three rows of stitching provide it with three loops.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
J.T. Posey Company
Site Made (City)
Pasadena
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Date Remarks
Similar to item identified in a 1976 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
nylon: blue
fabric: white; green; black
Inscriptions
A fabric label sewn to one nylon strap reads "[logo--see accession sheet for sketch] // J.T. POSEY CO. // 3950 ALTADENA DR. // PASADENA, CA. 91107 // . WASHABLE."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 131.7 cm x Width 20.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The edges of the midpoints of the straps were yellowing; the bottom, folded extension had a yellow and white deposit on its top surface; there were three brown deposits (small) on the top surface of the large straps near their loose ends; there were no tears or corrosion on metal parts.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired RN from KPH; "J.T. Posey Company," by J.T. Posey Co., 1976, p. 13 (item similar to middle figure) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
Used to keep patient sitting up in wheelchair; arrived with Posey velcro strap 000.003.241
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