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Plunger Mechanism - circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850554

Plunger mechanism circa 1920 that may have been used in a toilet cistern in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. Inner parts may have been made by hand.
Metal object, consists of an outer cup with metal handle, holding three circular metal fittings inside the cup. Attached to the handle with a chain is a wooden long handle. The outer cup has a small hole in the centre of its base.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.00 cm (Height), 16.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, 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: building fittings
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
References: oral history.

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