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Straitjacket - Locked, Cream, circa 1910 Reg. No: SH 850398
- Straitjacket - Locked, Cream, Circa 1910. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Form of restraint used in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia. Used in a ward for female patients (F5).
- Straitjacket is made from strong canvas. Front has a round neck and sleeves are sewn into large pockets each side for hands. A wide strip of canvas is sewn across the chest and fastens across the back by two locks. There are four more locks down the back of the jacket.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||100.00 cm (Height), 81.50 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|
|Inscriptions:||F5 printed inside front.|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, Circa 1910|