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Cell Door - wooden, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850019

Summary:
Used: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1867 - 1950
Heavy wooden cell door with peephole and locks from a single room at Beechworth Mental Hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
Description:
Heavy wooden door has double layer of panelling running downwards on outside and across on inside. Has lock as well as heavy bolts (vertical) top and bottom. Has trumpet-shaped brass peep-hole (narrow end outside) with small brass plate above it in centre of top half of door. Has metal grid, with 4 vertical slits, near bottom of door.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Beechworth Mental Hospital (Beechworth Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 203.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 82.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: building security, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Confinement & seclusion in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: building fittings
Date Made: circa 1860s
Place & Date Used: Beechworth Mental Hospital (Beechworth Asylum), Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1867-1950
References: card with exhibit.

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