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Candlestick Holder - Metal, circa 1850 Object Reg. No: SH 850342

Alternative Name(s): candle holder

Candlestick holder used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1850
Candlestick is a round deep bowl shape with handle on the side. In the centre is a stand with a slit. Inside the stand is a candle-holder which has an attached lever for ejecting the candle remains.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 21.00 cm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: illumination
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1850
References: card with exhibit.

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