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Inkstand - Glass, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850233

Inkstand used by the Medical Superintendent of Kew Lunatic Asylum, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900.
Inkstand is oblong glass plate with round-sided channel across front for pen. Behind channel, flat on glass, are 2 metal frames each with small peg on each side to hold in place 2 cut-glass cube ink wells. They have round plated brass rims and hinged lids. At back is rack for letters and pens, shaped like toast rack with 3 double arches, each slightly higher and wider than one in front. Front arch has 2 shallow hooks with tiny balls on ends, on each side (to support 2 pens)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 17.50 cm (Width), 19.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glassware, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, stationary, 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 - Administration
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Place & Date Used: Kew Mental Hospital (Asylum), Kew, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
References: card with exhibit.

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