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Corking Tool, 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850550

Corking tool used in the dispensary of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, 1900
Cork press is oblong in shape and stands on protruding legs with screw holes. Two legs at one end form a shape like a fishtail. Has two strips of iron hinged together, has indentations between for holding corks. Has a curved round-ended handle which lifts upwards.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.50 cm (Height), 7.60 cm (Width), 7.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: cork pressers, psychiatric hospitals, 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 - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Date Made: 1900
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
References: card with exhibit.

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