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Straitjacket - Buckled, Cream, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850402

Straitjacket - Buckled, Cream, Circa 1920. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Form of restraint used in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia
Straitjacket is made from strong canvas with a wide strip of canvas sewn across the waist line, fastened by leather straps and buckles at the back. The sleeves are sewn into large pockets each side for the hands. There are four other leather straps secured by buckles.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 92.00 cm (Height), 54.00 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 1920
References: oral history.

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