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Wash Trough - Timber, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 923113

Summary:
Timber Wash Trough made circa 1910. It was used in a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
Description:
Large rectangular, wooden wash trough divided into two equal sections by wooden dividing wall. Both sections have a plughole to allow for release of water. Piece of lead on each side of divider perhaps used to attach trough to wall by suspension. Two very long metal screws at each end of trough to attach sides and ends of trough. Back side of trough is flat; front side of trough angles out slightly.
Statement Of Significance:
Example of washing and laundry fittings in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32.00 cm (Height), 59.00 cm (Width), 173.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, hospitals, 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: laundering
Place & Date Used: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910

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