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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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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