Wooden Pulley Tensioning Block

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Date:1900 - 2000 (c.)

Description:This pulley tensioning block was used with sling apparatus in physiotherapy treatments at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa. Slings were hooked to the pulleys on a frame above the patient's bed. During treatment the patient's leg was placed into slings at the knee and ankle, and green weight bags were attached to the foot. The patient then moved their foot up and down to build up the muscles. Resistance was created by hooking metal springs to the pulleys.


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1800s
Mineral Water Bottle
Mineral Water Bottle

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1820s
Medal
Medal

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1860s
Turkish Bath Wooden Recliner Seat
Turkish Bath Wooden Recliner Seat

This wooden recliner was used in the Hammam at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington ...

1900s
Two Wood And Rope And Wood And Plastic Pulleys Part Of Sling Suspension Apparatus
Two Wood And Rope And Wood And Plastic Pulleys Part Of Sling Suspension Apparatus

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1920s
Vichy Douche Massage Concrete Treatment Slab
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1950s
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1970s
Bottle
Bottle

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4633.2004.30 (61/12818)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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