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Leg Brace - Steel, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923125

Leg Brace - Steel, Circa 1920. Used at Mayday Hills Hospital, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. Made: Matthews, Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn, London.
Long, black, painted leg brace attached to rectangular piece of wood at base. Hinged at knee and ankle to allow for some movement. Rounded cutaway section from lower calf area to base. Long screw type adjustment on front above to just below knee.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 84.00 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 30.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: mental health, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, disabilities, 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 - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: mobility aids
Inscriptions: Under crest on base: MATTHEWS/CAREY ST./LINCOLN'S INN/LONDON.
Manufacturer: Matthews, London, England, Great Britain, Circa 1920
Place Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920

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