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Soap Cutter - Metal & Wood, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923190

Summary:
Soap cutter used in the laundry of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1920. Used to cut long strips of soap into smaller sizes.
Description:
Carbolic soap cutter, made from metal blade attached to worn wooden board. The blade, similiar to a tobacco cutter, is pushed down on to the board, cutting the item on the board.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, 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: cleaning
Date Made: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Beechworth Mental Hospital (Beechworth Asylum), Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1970s

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