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Object ID # 2004.006.001
Object Name Wheelchair
Title Invalid's Chair
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1910
Artist Gendron Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Made Gendron Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Place of Origin Toronto, Ontario
Description Three-wheeled canework (rattan) wheelchair, called an "invalid's chair". It has rattan panels and wire-spoked wheels. Its maker's label wording is missing now (likely was a Gendron product). Looks like the maker's label was affixed at the back. There is a wooden foot rest. The small rear wheel is made to pivot.
Makers mark No longer extant (plate removed)
Provenance The item is missing its maker's label wording, but there is a high probability that it was manufactured by the Gendron Mfg. Co. Ltd. of Toronto in the late 1890s. It is unknown who originally used the chair, but it was kept by the James P. Telford family of Owen Sound, Grey County, and last belonged to Murray M. Telford and Dorothy A. Telford (neƩ Vincent) of Owen Sound. Murray was a grandson of James P. and Catherine Telford (who resided at Owen Sound from 1887-1933).

Collection Medical/Dentistry, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Rattan/Metal/Finish
Dimensions H-48.622 W-26.772 D-47.638 inches
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Telford, James P.
Telford, Dorothy A.
Telford, Murray