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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Where is it from?
- A Place & Date Used Ballarat, Australia
Observation Hole - Brass, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850017
- Brass observation hole which would have been installed on a door in order to observe patients at a mental health hospital in Ballarat, Ballarat Mental Hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900.
- Observation hole has been set in block of wood. Consists of a shallow brass funnel, fastened by 4 screws. On the back is a missing cover with the pin remaining. Wood block has recently been labelled.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ballarat Mental Hospital
|Dimensions:||11.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 11.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||building security, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||building fittings|
|Inscriptions:||Printed: BALLARAT MENTAL HOSPITAL. Handwritten: To Miss R. Banchevska Mental Health Research Inst.|
|Place & Date Used:||Ballarat Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|