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X-Ray Cassette & Holder - Watson Victor, 'Model 177', Circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850008

Summary:
X-Ray Cassette and Holder - Watson Victor, 'Model 177', Circa 1950. Made: Watson Victor Limited Watvic. Used at Aradale Mental Hospital, Ararat, Victoria Australia.
Description:
X-ray cassette and holder with 2 x 1 metre rods, joined at each end by shallow U-shaped bracket (2 screw holes). Cassettes held in square iron frame (painted black and with 2 curved diagonals) which has tracks top and bottom into which cassette slides. Height can be adjusted by sliding holder up or down vertical rods. Cassette is stain steel tray with thick sides and flat hinged lid, re-inforced by thick metal frame with network of diagonal bars and 2 swivelling shafts across centre which lock in to catches on either side of base. Lid has leather strip handle and hinges and is lined with felt. (Cassette is jammed in holder by 1 securing shaft which is badly bent.)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Aradale Mental Hospital (Ararat Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 114.00 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Width), 36.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, medical equipment, x-ray equipment, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: diagnostics
Inscriptions: Engraved: KODAK Model 177/cassette holder/serial No. 300/Watson Victor/Limited/Australia/and/New Zealand.
Manufacturer: Kodak, Circa 1950
Manufacturer: Watson Victor Limited, Circa 1950
Place & Date Used: Aradale Mental Hospital (Ararat Asylum), Ararat, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1950
References: Information written on accompanying X-ray material.

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