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Door Fastening - Wooden, circa 1890 Reg. No: SH 850249
- Segment of wooden door fastening without lock circa 1890. Part of a reinforced door at a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia.
- Wooden block consisting of a flat square piece of wood, rounded on one side, with a second piece of the same shape, but 1cm smaller all round bolted on top. There are thin strips of metal inset and nailed onto 3 sides. One of them looks like a door lock, but there is no keyhole. The top block of wood is covered with sheet-tin, painted pale green and has a rounded stud in each corner. Appears to be part of a reinforcement for a door fastening.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||22.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 22.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Confinement & seclusion in Victorian Mental Health Institutions|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||building fittings|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1890|