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Wall Clock & Two Keys - Kilpatrick & Co, circa 1890 Object Reg. No: SH 923112

Summary:
Wall clock used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia, circa 1890.
Description:
Large, round wall clock. Wood case with hinged glass door with metal rim. Face is white with black roman numeral hours, minute marks and black hands. 15cm x 8cm hinged wooden door on either side of casing to allow access to inner workings; 10cm x 8cm locked door underneath clock to allow access to swing pendulum if clock stops. Clock is key-wound. Winding key is brass. Two wooden pegs behind left side of clock; one wooden peg behind right side of clock, possibly to remove whole face of clock.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 40.00 cm (Height), 17.00 cm (Width), 39.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, 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: furnishings
Inscriptions: Face of clock, black ink: KILPATRICK & CO./LONDON. Impressed on winding key: SWISS MADE/3.50, Inscribed inside door, handwritten in pencil: 7196.
Manufacturer: Kilpatrick & Co.
Place & Date Used: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890

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