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- A Place & Date Used Sunbury, Australia
Mortician's Measure - Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 932187
- Long thin wooden ruler, used in post-mortems to measure the dimensions of the body. Used in the morgue at Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, later renamed Caloola Training Centre. Possibly used 1840-1950.
- Long thin wooden ruler. The wood is marked in feet and inches, and measures to seven feet tall. It was originally painted white, with black lettering, but much of the paint has worn off.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Caloola Training Centre, 1993
|Dimensions:||10 mm (Height), 43 mm (Width), 2170 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||measurement, mental health, mental health institutions, mortuary equipment, psychiatric hospitals, sunbury, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Mortuary|
|Tertiary Classification:||tools & equipment|
|Inscriptions:||Markings in Roman numerals, I to VII. Each inch is marked with a black line.|
|Place & Date Used:||Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|