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Plate - Dinner, Enamel, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850538

Dinner plate used for patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1900. Enamel plates were commonly used instead of china ones, as they did not break if dropped or thrown.
Enamel dinner plate, round with ridge and slightly sunken base.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.00 cm (Width), 23.50 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, 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, Dining in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
References: card with exhibit.

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