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Straitjacket - Locked, Cream, circa 1910 Reg. No: SH 850397
- Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Straitjacket - Locked, Cream, Circa 1910. Canvas restraining, locked jackets were used in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
- 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
|Dimensions:||96.00 cm (Height), 63.50 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 1910|
|References:||card with exhibit.|