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Platter - Wood, Circa 1870 Object Reg. No: SH 850021

Summary:
Platter - Wood, Circa 1870. Alternative Name(s): trencher. Used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. Donated by Boyd, K.
Description:
Long oblong wooden serving dish, carved out of one piece of timber and well- worn. There are two round handpieces at either end of the dish for carrying it. The base of the serving dish is slightly curved.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr K. Boyd - Mental Health Research Institute
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 75.00 cm (Height), 23.00 cm (Width), 75.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, food preparation, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1870
Donated: Mr K. Boyd - Mental Health Research Institute, Circa 1990
References: Card with exhibit in Museum

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