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Water Jug - Copper, circa 1850 Reg. No: SH 850227
- Made circa 1840 - 1870. Used in Victorian psychiatric hospital 1840-1870. This jug may have been used for bathing or even possibly in hydrotheraphy, when cold water was steadily poured onto a distressed patient whilst seated in a bath. This treatment was believed to be calming.
- Huge copper measuring jug. Onion-shaped body with neck for pouring and round, thick, hollow handle attached by 2 rivets on the upper rim and one rivet on the body. The base slopes down slightly and there is a rim around the base.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||43.00 cm (Height), 24.00 cm (Width), 48.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||copper, jugs, psychiatric hospitals, water, water vessel|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||grooming & hygiene|
|Inscriptions:||5 GAL engraved on body of jug.|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1850|