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Knapsack Spray - Canvas, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 850041

Canvas knapsack spray used in the garden at Larundel Mental Hospital, Victoria, Australia, to spray insecticide or fertiliser, circa 1940
Knapsack spray has a tank with small outlet on the side. The tank's lid has a strip of iron across the top that sits under the rim and is fastened with a centre screw. The pump handle is connected to the tank and comes out to the side. There is an outlet from the tank which connects to the canvas bellows. Other side of tank has attached canvas shoulder straps.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Larundel Mental Hospital
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: gardening equipment, 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, Farms & gardens in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: gardening
Inscriptions: trademark on lid, but illegible.
Place & Date Used: Larundel Mental Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s
References: card with exhibit.

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