Search the collections
Where is it from?
- A Manufacturer Dundee, United Kingdom
Similar items over time
Mangle - Hand Operated, G H Nicoll & Co, 1820 Reg. No: SH 850283
- Hand-operated mangle used to wring water from wet laundry at a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1880. Manufactured by Nicoll, G.H. & Co., 1820.
- Mangle has tall, cast-iron frame with 3 large wooden rollers. Sides of frame are shaped like narrow, pointed arches, holding alternating wood and metal blocks which support rods through rollers. Middle roller has large cog-wheel attached to right end of rod. This connects to larger turning wheel with long horizontal wooden handle (and 3 curved spokes). Pressure on rollers maintained by massive, arched spring across top of frame, ends fitting into arches at side above rollers and which is pushed down by a large vertical screw (with turning wheel on top) which threads down through top crossbar to push down on highest part of spring. Frame is bolted to stand with bowed front legs and with angularly curved, diagonal cross-bars. Once painted green, now flaking.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||156.00 cm (Height), 70.00 cm (Width), 123.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||laundry equipment, psychiatric hospitals, reg no 295755, why was it made, 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|
|Inscriptions:||G.H.NICOLL & Co. BANK STREET embossed across front, top. DUNDEE embossed on back, top.|
|Manufacturer:||G.H. Nicoll & Co., Dundee, Scotland, Great Britain, 1820|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1880|
|References:||Oral history, Dr E.C.Dax, 4 May 1992|