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Chamber Pot - Rubber, Black, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850235

Summary:
Made: circa 1890 - 1910. Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900 - 1940. Used in a Victorian psychiatric hospital. Rubber chamber pots were supplied to wards as ceramic ones were easily broken by distressed patients.
Description:
Black rubber chamber pot with a flat base and straight sides which are slightly wider at the top.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 200 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, public health, sanitation, -1, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Bathing & hygiene within Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: grooming & hygiene
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
References: card with exhibit. Oral history, Dr E.C.Dax, 27.4.1992

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