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Straitjacket - Laced, Cream, circa 1920 Reg. No: SH 850403
- Straitjacket - Laced, Cream, Circa 1920. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Used in mental health hospital in Victoria Australia for restraining patients.
- Cream, thigh-length, canvas straitjacket with long sleeves. Ends of sleeves are sewn into hip-level pockets. It opens right down the back and fastens by 6 pairs of brass eyelets with rope laced through. There is also a broad canvas belt, sewn on in front and secured at the back by rope through 2 pairs of eyelets (1 eyelet missing). Jacket has very stiff, double-layered, round collar.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||93.00 cm (Height), 62.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, 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|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920|
|References:||Stoller, R. & Emmerson, R. History of Medicine, Vol.3 No.1 1972.|