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Keys - Iron, circa 1860 Reg. No: SH 850111
- Set out five iron keys used at the mental health hospital Yarra Bend Asylum, possibly between 1848-1925. They were used to unlock the doors of wards and possibly work areas at Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum, Victoria, Australia.
- A bunch of five hand-made keys, made from what appears to be iron.The bunch is tied together with a piece of modern string. The keys are all very heavy and solid.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Yarra Bend Mental Asylum
|Dimensions:||13.00 cm (Height), 1.50 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, keys keyways|
|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|
|Place & Date Used:||Yarra Bend Mental Asylum, Fairfield, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860|
|Place & Date Used:||Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1848|