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Soap Cutter - Metal & Wood, circa 1920 Object 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
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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