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Corresponding bruising/impressions on the underside of the canopy sub-frame show the head and foot posts to
be original. The unity of the head and foot posts is further confirmed by the remains of the original castors.
Chuck marks from the lathe are clearly evident on the top of the posts showing the height to be correct.
 
Both foot posts retain part of their original cast iron castors. The castors of the head posts have been removed but the impression shows them to have been the same, therefore confirming the unity of all four posts.
 
 
 
Remains of original castor on right foot post.
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Chuck marks from the lathe are clearly evident on the top of the posts, showing the height to be correct.
 
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Top of foot posts showing chuck and hammer marks.
 
The unity of the head and foot posts is further confirmed by the remains of the original castors. Both foot
posts retain part of their original cast iron castors.
 
The castors of the head posts have been removed but the impressions show them to have been the same,
therefore confirming the unity of all four posts.
 
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Castor impression on head posts with remains of front castor.
Hammer marks are evident on top of both posts from the assembly and gluing of the post sections.
The construction of the fire screens in sections, as demonstrated by the X-rays in the Winterthur
Cadwalader Study,4is a technique also employed on the bed posts.