Early Dentist Chair
Medical & health
Metal, wood, linoleum, rexine and leather cloth
61.5 cm (Height)Order this image
Quarry Bank, Cheshire
The black and gilt dentist's chair from R. Greg and Co., Reddish. The chair has a large round base, along with several pedals for turning and adjusting the height and angle of the chair. The wooden back is adjustable by turning a handle at the back. The footrest is also adjustable, and has a thin brass bar across the back for customers to rest their heels. There is a slot for another fixture, presumably a headrest. The metal parts have been painted black then decorated with guilded floral patterns. The chair is detachable from the base.
The dentist's chair was a offered as a gift to Quarry Bank Mill from Albert Mill in Reddish, one of the last mills owned by the Greg Family.
Marks and inscriptions
Under seat and foot pedal: