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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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)

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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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