Antique wood and rattan wheelchair in museum exhibit.

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Title

Antique wood and rattan wheelchair in museum exhibit.

Subject

Wheelchair technology

Description

An antique wheelchair in a museum display of an early twentieth-century farm house bedroom. The chair has two large metal drive front wheels with wooden push rims and two small metal back stabilizer wheels. The frame is made of wood and has a wooden push bar. The back, the seat and the single undivided leg rest are inset with rattan. The foot rest is a single piece of wood.

Creator

Gendron Wheel Company

Source

City of Ottawa Museums, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Collection, artifact no. CM1989.037.

Publisher

Carleton University Disability Research Group

Date

ca. 1900s - 1940s

Contributor

City of Ottawa Museums, Collections Section

Rights

Photograph by Dorothy J. Smith. Artifact owned by City of Ottawa, Museums Collections. All rights beyond fair use reserved.

Format

Image jpg. Original artifact 126 cm (l), 71.5 cm (w), 121 cm (h)

Type

Material artifact

Identifier

CHVM_)37

Coverage

Canada, Ontario, 1900s-1940s

Collection

Citation

Gendron Wheel Company, “Antique wood and rattan wheelchair in museum exhibit.,” Mobility Histories, accessed July 16, 2024, https://mobilityhistories.omeka.net/items/show/54.

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