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Keys - Iron, circa 1860 Object Reg. No: SH 850111

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 1.50 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)

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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
Date Made: 1848
Place & Date Used: Yarra Bend Mental Asylum, Fairfield, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860
Place & Date Used: Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1848
References: Card

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