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

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
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)

More information

Tagged with: building security, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
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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