Wheelchair

Wheelchair Model Premier C12673, Manufacturer Everest and Jennings Company, Don Mills, Ontario, post 1968. Canada Science and Technology Museum, artifact no. 1983.0029.

This chair was donated by an Ottawa family. On it is what seems to be the owner’s name and possibly a room number in an institution. It only has a right push rim suggesting the owner lacked function on her left side. As well, the chair has a restraining strap. Did the chair confine her or liberate her from being bedridden?