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Webbed Forks - Metal, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 850167

Set of three webbed forks used by patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1940. It was believed that webbing reduced the chances of accidental or self-inflicted injury.
Set of three webbed forks with blunt prongs.
Statement Of Significance:
Example of dining utensils used in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia, circa 1940.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.60 cm (Height), 2.40 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Inscriptions: Engraved: "VICT. GOVT/B F & S A L."
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1940
References: card with exhibit

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