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Padlock - Heart-Shaped with Key, circa 1867 Object Reg. No: SH 850012

Summary:
Padlock and key, used at Ararat Mental Asylum, a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1867.
Description:
Padlock is a heart shape and has an iron hasp. When key is held up it is like a "Y" shape.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Aradale Mental Hospital (Ararat Asylum), Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.00 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Width), 7.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: locks keys, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, security doors
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: building fittings
Place & Date Used: Aradale Mental Hospital (Ararat Asylum), Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 1867 or later
References: Card with exhibit. Oral history.

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