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Iron - Flat, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850222
- A cast iron flat iron used in the laundry of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1900.
- Flat iron is a long narrow block of cast iron, 8cm high. It is square at the back and curves into a blunt point in front. Sides are straight except at the front, which slopes backward toward the top. A join between the sides and the top slopes in 3 shallow steps. Iron has a heavy crown- shaped wrought-iron handle, reaching the length of the iron and with spiralled twist in centre. A large crack runs across base and up both sides. Iron is outrageously heavy!
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||16.00 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Width), 26.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric services, home appliances, what, 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|
|Inscriptions:||20 embossed on the top.|
|Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|
|References:||card with exhibit.|