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Waterbath - Chas Hearson & Co., Copper, circa 1950 Reg. No: SH 850074
- Copper waterbath, Chas. Hearson & Co. Ltd Hope Works, Willow Walk, London SE1 England, circa 1950. Used in laboratory at Mont Park Mental Hospital, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia. Was used for keeping blood samples at a stable temperature to undertake diagnostic tests.
- Waterbath is made mostly of copper, it is square and stands on four straight legs. On top in a corner is a valve for pressure. The top is divided into four sections and has a peaked-like roof with lift-up lids. Inside each section there is a holder for test-tubes. One holder is missing. Under the holder racks water is stored in base for keeping temperature stable for blood. Water is released by underneath tap. On the base is a panel in centre, fastened by screws with electrical cord attached.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum)
|Dimensions:||41.20 cm (Height), 27.50 cm (Width), 32.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||blood analysis, medical diagnostic tests, mental health, mental health institutions, 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 - Clinical|
|Manufacturer:||Chas. Hearson & Co. Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1950|
|Place & Date Used:||Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum), Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950|
|References:||card with exhibit.|