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Plumb Bob - Brass, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850184

Summary:
Brass plumb bob, circa 1910, used at a Victorian psychiatric hospital, probably for building construction. Apparently made by a patient. Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1848 - 1950
Description:
Plumb bob which has a long piece of string weighed down by a brass solid squat umbrella-shaped bob. The string is wound around the section between the knob and the back of a dark wood polished door handle. The handle had been hollowed and threaded for attachment to a door.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: building construction, occupational therapy, psychiatric 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 - Occupational Therapy
Tertiary Classification: tools & equipment
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
References: Oral history

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