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Plate - Metal, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 923201

Meal plate used by patients for dining in a mental health hospital Mayday Hills Hospital, formerly Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Beechworth Victoria Australia circa 1900. Used in ward (F4) for female patients.
Round aluminium (not sure if this is right - looks like tin) plate with wide, flat rim and shallow bowl. Rim is stamped with inscription F4.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.90 cm (Width), 25.80 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Diet & Nutrition in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Inscriptions: Stamped on rim, incised "F4": stamped base c., incised "(Illegible.) MARK".
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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