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Spoon - Soup, Silver Plated, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923051

Summary:
Silver-plated soup spoon made by Astor Plate and used at Sunbury Hospital for the Insane, in Victoria, Australia, circa 1920.
Example of diningware used in psychiatric hospitals at this time in Victoria, Australia.
Description:
Plated soup spoon marked 'Astor Plate E.P.N.S.A. on back and stamped 'H.I.S.' on front of handle. Plating is worn. "H.I.S.' stands for 'Hospital for the Insane, Sunbury'. Item used at the Caloola Training Centre and dates from the time when the institution was called 'Hospital for the Insane'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.70 cm (Width), 17.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, cutlery, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Inscriptions: Front of handle: H.I.S. Back of handle: E.P.N.S.A.
Manufacturer: Astor Plate, circa 1920
Place Used: Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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