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Door Fastening - Wooden, circa 1890 Object Reg. No: SH 850249

Summary:
Segment of wooden door fastening without lock circa 1890. Part of a reinforced door at a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 22.00 cm (Length)

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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

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