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Straitjacket - Locked, Cream, Circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850397

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Straitjacket - Locked, Cream, Circa 1910. Canvas restraining, locked jackets were used in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Description:
Straitjacket is made from strong canvas material. The sleeves are sewn into large hip pockets. It has a strip of canvas sewn across the waist and fastened around the back with locks. Four other locks and straps are across the back. Two blue broken dotted lines inside opening.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 96.00 cm (Height), 63.50 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: restraints
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1910
References: card with exhibit.

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