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

Wall clock used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia, circa 1890.
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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