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Gaslight Fitting - circa 1890 Object Reg. No: SH 850369

Summary:
Part of a gaslight fitting circa 1890 used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia
Description:
Fitting consisting of a small metal pipe leading to an urn-shaped outlet which contains a fixed valve. There is a screw on the bottom of the "urn". Beyond this the pipe tapers to half its diameter, ending in a cup shape, out of which protrudes downwards a tiny, bell-shaped pipe with thread on the end. The thicker pipe is iron and the section from the outlet onward is brass.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 21.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
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: building fittings
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1890

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