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

Summary:
Mteal 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.
Description:
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 Mental Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.90 cm (Width), 25.80 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions
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: Beechworth Mental Hospital (Beechworth Asylum), Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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