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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Soap Cutter - Metal & Wood, circa 1920 Reg. No: SH 923190
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||21.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Date Made:||Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920|
|Place & Date Used:||Beechworth Mental Hospital (Beechworth Asylum), Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1970s|