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Gambrel - Caloola Training Centre Farm, Sunbury, Metal, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 923079

A frame used by butchers for hanging carcasses by the legs. Psychiatric institutions often worked their own farms and were, to varying degrees, self- sufficient in the production of meat and fresh produce. This gambrel was used at Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury about 1940.
Rusted metal gambrel made from one piece of iron. Both ends curl upwards to end in a point. The rest of the gambrel is like the top section of a coat- hanger, with the centre rising in a semi-circular shape. Gambrel is symetrical on both sides of the centre.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 47.50 cm (Height), 20.00 cm (Width), 58.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Farms & gardens in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Animal Husbandry
Tertiary Classification: tools & equipment
Place & Date Used: Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940

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