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Forks - Dining, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 923086

Summary:
Five Dining Forks, circa 1930. They were used by patients for dining at mealtimes at the mental health hospital, Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria. These forks are an example of dining equipment used at psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Description:
Five metal forks with four tines. Handle is flattened with raised edge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.90 cm (Height), 2.50 cm (Width), 1.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, cutlery, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Diet & Nutrition in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Inscriptions: Engraved, reverse handle of each fork, incised "H.I.V.[enclosed in shape]"
On the reverse handle of one is a hallmark, stamped "M.B.&R.O.BP".
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930

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