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Street scene with shops and houses. Church tower in the distance.

Street scene with shops and houses. Church tower in the distance.

Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765-1965: Engaging with ... - Cynthia Imogen Hammond - Google Books

Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765-1965: Engaging with ... - Cynthia Imogen Hammond - Google Books

Period wheelchair

Period wheelchair

Christmas Chair,Black Leather

English School c1805 - Cynthia Walmsley

English School c1805 - Cynthia Walmsley

George III, late 18thC, Gilt and leather sedan chair. Hinged canopy above a hinged door enclosing a fitted red leather interior with button-back seat, bone fitted sliding compartmented glass windows and silk curtains, both sides with fitted brackets. Monogrammed 'EK' (no poles). Christies

George III, late 18thC, Gilt and leather sedan chair. Hinged canopy above a hinged door enclosing a fitted red leather interior with button-back seat, bone fitted sliding compartmented glass windows and silk curtains, both sides with fitted brackets. Monogrammed 'EK' (no poles). Christies

Example of Viola's Merlin Chair [A “Gouty Chair” This chair is designed as a comfortable wing arm-chair on wheels. Winding handles on the arms propel the chair along. Invalid chairs had been used since the 17th century but chairs of this type were popularised by the inventor John Joseph Merlin, who designed a more up-to-date version. We do not know who made this example, but similar chairs were made by the cabinet-making firm Gillow & Co

Example of Viola's Merlin Chair [A “Gouty Chair” This chair is designed as a comfortable wing arm-chair on wheels. Winding handles on the arms propel the chair along. Invalid chairs had been used since the 17th century but chairs of this type were popularised by the inventor John Joseph Merlin, who designed a more up-to-date version. We do not know who made this example, but similar chairs were made by the cabinet-making firm Gillow & Co

Paralytic woman in wheelchair, 1821. Image @⸬ e m e r e y ⸬ barbara moffett of London

Dealing With a Physical Disability, Georgian Style

Paralytic woman in wheelchair, 1821. Image @⸬ e m e r e y ⸬ barbara moffett of London