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Padlock & Key - Chubb & Sons, 1859 Reg. No: SH 850169
- Padlock and key used in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, 1859. Manufactured by: Chubb & Sons Lock and Safe Co Ltd, 1859.
- Padlock is circular, with 2 rounded protrusions at the top to hold a very solid semi-circular hasp, which swings sideways to open. There is an oblong shape in relief around the key-hole, which is low on the front of the lock. Above it the name of the manufacturer is engraved around a royal coat-of-arms. The key number runs across the face, on each side of the keyhole. There are 6 pins around the edge, perfectly flush with the surface. The key has a piece broken out at the bit end. Above it a rough cross has been cut into the metal.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||10.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||building security, locks keys, psychiatric hospitals, 1800s, 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|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||building fittings|
|Inscriptions:||Engraved: CHUBB/PATENT/57 ST PAULS CH.YD./LONDON/349 933.|
|Manufacturer:||Chubb & Sons Lock and Safe Co. Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, 1859|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1890|