Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Metal dental chair (a), enamelled in beige; round iron base tapers up toward the seat; seven levers raise level of chair and recline it via an internal hydraulic system; chair has stuffed red fabric-covered seat (b) and movable seat back; fabric on seat back bolted with red metal studs along border…
Metal dental chair (a), enamelled in beige; round iron base tapers up toward the seat; seven levers raise level of chair and recline it via an internal hydraulic system; chair has stuffed red fabric-covered seat (b) and movable seat back; fabric on seat back bolted with red metal studs along border; seat back moves forward, levelling with arm-rests, to create seat for a small child; child sits on seat back and leans against back of chair, which is metal covered with red fabric; adjustable metal arm-rests enamelled in black; footrest with green rubber inserts and metal adjustable toe rest with an etched geometrical design; self-adjusting rounded metal head rest has two black leather-covered cushions on either side and is height-adjustable via two levers on back of chair.
Number Of Parts
a - chair - Size: Length 1.24 m x Width 1.19 m x Depth 44.0 cm
b - seat - Size: Length 46.0 cm x Width 44.0 cm x Depth 16.5 cm
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Based on supplier's catalogue
metal: silver, brown
enamel: cream, red
Storage Room W2
Clear tape around base of chair; paint chipping around base; seat fabric worn, especially at corners; holes in bottom of seat; seat back scratched and worn; metal rusted on some levers, toe rest, headrest.
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-E”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1917, p. 8 (similar to S.S. White Diamond Chair), p. 22 (similar to White Child's Chair)
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Brian N. Friesen from Winnipeg, Manitoba