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Washboard - Wood & Glass, Mayday Hills Hospital, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923144

Summary:
Washboard made from wood and glass, circa 1920. Used in the laundry the psychiatric hospital, Mayday Hills Hospital located in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.
Description:
Pine washboard with corrugated glass scrubbing surface. Well-worn. Top piece of wood has been split but the washboard continued to be used after this. One wooden 'leg' very worn.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 56.00 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 31.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, laundry equipment
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 - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: laundering
Place Used: Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920

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