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Fireguard - metal, circa 1930 Reg. No: SH 850552
- Metal fireguard used at a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1930. The fireguard prevented patients from burning themsleves on open fireplaces.
- Fireguard is very solid with open-backed metal case which has vertical bars 6cm apart. It is oblong in shape with rounded corners and top sloping slightly up toward the back. There is a door in the middle of the front with a fitting for bolt and lock. Fireguard would be placed against the wall in which the fireplace was set. There are holes in back of framework that would be used to bolt fireguard to the wall. Fireguard is painted cream.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
|Dimensions:||142.00 cm (Height), 42.00 cm (Width), 120.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||fire protection equipment, psychiatric hospitals, safety equipment, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||climate control|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1930|