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Other Name
BED ELEVATOR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116231
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BED ELEVATOR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.7
Length
31.2
Width
12.1
Description
THREE LENGTHS OF 2X4 WOOD NAILED TO SLIGHTLY LONGER PIECE OF 2X6. TOP 2X4 HAS CRESCENT SHAPED GOUGE CUT INTO IT. WOOD IS PAINTED WITH DARK BROWN STAIN. ELEVATOR HAS MANY CHIPS AND IS WORN IN NUMEROUS PLACES.
Subjects
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
BEDDING
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
ELEVATOR WAS USED TO LIFT ONE CORNER OF HOSPITAL BEDS WITHOUT MECHANICAL LIFT IN ORDER TO ELEVATE PATIENT. ELEVATOR WAS REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116231
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
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