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Salt Box & Lid - Wooden, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 923184

Wooden salt box, circa 1900 used at Mayday Hills Hospital a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria Australia. May have been made by a patient as part of occupational therapy program.
Wooden box with wooden lid used for storage of salt or other foodstuffs. Handwritten in ink on one side "SALT". Box is glued together. Handle on lid (half of a wooden cotton reel) is screwed on.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 26.00 cm (Height), 19.50 cm (Width), 19.50 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: food & drink storage
Inscriptions: Inscribed side of box, ink: SALT.
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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