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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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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