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Brilliantine Container, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923074

Container used ofr brilliantine, circa 1920. Used at psychiatric hospital in Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
Barber's metal-plated brilliantine container with flat base and spherical body. Container has two grooves around circumference, 0.5cm and 1.0cm up from base. Widest point of container has raised section covering the point at which top and bottom are joined. Neck of container bulges slightly and has two raised sections which are 1.3cm apart. Several dents in container. Lid is spherical with an attached bottom which screws into container. Hole in top of lid per- mits brilliantine to drip out. Some verdigris on base of container and on lid; white residue inside neck. 768.1 Lid 768.2 Body
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.90 cm (Height), 9.00 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, haircare, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: grooming & hygiene
Place Used: Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920

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