Sometimes the most interesting things in life are not easily categorized. Here is an online sample of some items in the Talbot’s collection that are worthy of note, but don’t fit elsewhere.

Orthopedic Operating Table


This item is one of the largest in our collection.  The table has been identified as an “orthopedic operating table”.  It has a complex system of gears and adjustable platforms as well and traction bars. 

These allow doctors and surgeons to examine and perform operations involving the bones and joints of the patient.  Unlike much of the medical equipment it does not have a makers name to aid in developing more information about it.

Location in Museum

On Display


Mid-to-Late 20th Century

100 Years