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- A Place & Date Used Bundoora, Australia
Floor Polisher - wooden, circa 1955 Reg. No: SH 850040
- Wooden floor polisher used primarily by patients at Larundel Mental Hospital, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955. Pumpkin polish was applied to wooden floors and old blanket pieces were attached to the bottom of the bumper. It is reported that the polisher was pushed and dragged up and down the dayroom floor for hours, seven days a week, for years on end.
- Bumper floor polisher, handmade, is a large, heavy cube of wood, with a brush on bottom. The block of wood has a whole in the centre top, in which a long wooden handle is fastened by a nail.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Larundel Mental Hospital, Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||34.00 cm (Height), 34.00 cm (Width), 163.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||cleaning equipment, mental health, mental health institutions, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals|
|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|
|Place & Date Used:||Larundel Mental Hospital, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955|
|References:||John, Flora C.N., Larundel Hospital. Oral history, Dr E.C.Dax, 4.5.1992|