Adjustable wooden footrest, England, 1830-1930

Made:
1830-1930 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Orthopaedic foot rest, adjustable, 1830-1930. Full view, graduated pale grey background.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Orthopaedic foot rest, adjustable, 1830-1930

Used to rest and raise the foot, this footrest allowed the body time to heal and to avoid further injury. Raising the foot helps to reduce swelling and ease the pain in conditions such as gout. The footrest could also be adjusted to different heights using a ratchet, a similar system to a deckchair. There is also a wooden bar to rest the foot in an upright position. This object is made from the hard wood mahogany and could have been used both in hospitals and at home.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A602101
Materials:
frame, wood, stained, hinges, brass, hinges, iron, upholstery, cane, split
Measurements:
unfolded: 461 mm x 549 mm x 392 mm,
type:
footrest
taxonomy:
  • component - object

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