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Knife - Dining, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 923061

Summary:
Dining knife made, circa 1900. It was used at a mental health hospital in Sunbury, Victoria. It was found under floorboards of one of the oldest buildings at Caloola Training Centre. This is an example of dining equipment used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Description:
Blunt-edged knife set in black polymer handle. Handle is in two pieces, one on either side of blade, joined by screw. One side of handle is missing top section.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 23.80 cm (Height), 1.40 cm (Width), 2.80 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
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Place Used: Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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