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Pruning Secateurs - Sunbury Mental Hospital, Metal, circa 1879 Object Reg. No: SH 850106

Summary:
Pruning secateurs, circa 1879, used at a Victorian psychiatric hospital, Sunbury Mental Hospital. They were allegedly made by one of the patients at Sunbury Mental Hospital. They were possibly used 1879-1940.
Description:
Secateurs made of iron with short curved blades.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32.50 cm (Height), 12.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: gardening, mental health, mental health institutions, metalworking, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals
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: products
Place & Date Made: Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Victoria, Australia, 1879
Place & Date Used: Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
References: Card with display. Oral history.

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