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Mortician's Instrument Box - Wood & Metal, Sunbury, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 940997
- Mortician's instrument box used in the morgue at the Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, later renamed Caloola Training Centre a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia. Box contains a selection of instruments used when conducting a post-mortem.
- Hinged wooden box with lid fastened to base by two brass hinges. Some instruments are missing. Instruments include: short metal saw with a wooden handle; metal knife with black bone handle; metal scapel; metal hammer-like instrument; two small scapels; knife with metal handle; hinged instrument with sharp ends; metal instrument; three interlinked chains with three hooks. The box has a compartments for each instrument. It is lockable although the key is missing.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Caloola Training Centre, 1994
|Dimensions:||31.50 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Width), 13.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||mental health, hospitals, mortuary equipment, dufree, dufree company, duffree co, duffree co 1930s, psychiatric hospitals, surgical apparatus instruments, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Surgery|
|Inscriptions:||[Illegible- maker's name]|
|Place Used:||Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|