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Razor - Straight, circa 1910 Reg. No: SH 850081
- Straight razor used for shaving patients at the Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910. Made by R.I. Cadman & Sons Sheffield, England. Donated by Mrs D Richard of the Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat.
- Razor which has a knife-like blade which swivels into curved, dark-grey linoleum cover for protection. Blade is of tarnished steel, and has curved chip at one end. There is a thin handle which is decorated in same way on either side, with manufacturer's name and address engraved on one side, whilst the word `BENGAL' appears on the other. The thin curved handle pivots from one point of cover, then tapers right off to a very thin, curved end. The cover itself is made of very smooth, flexible polished material, and is a curved shape which is broader at one end, tapering towards the pivoting end, where nail holds the cover and the blade together.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs D. Richards - Lakeside Mental Hospital
|Dimensions:||2.30 cm (Width), 16.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, razors, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Bathing & hygiene within Victorian Mental Health Institutions|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||grooming & hygiene|
|Inscriptions:||Text: R.I. CADMAN & SONS/SHEFFIELD ENGLAND.|
|Manufacturer:||R.I. Cadman & Sons, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1910|
|Place & Date Used:||Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910|
|References:||Card with exhibit|