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X-Ray Cassette - Ilford, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850009

Ilford X-ray cassette, circa 1950, used for developing x-ray film at Aradale, a mental health hospital in Ararat, Victoria Australia. Used in Ward F8.
X-ray cassette is a stain steel tray with thick, grooved sides and with flat, hinged lid, re-inforced by thick metal frame with diagonal bars and swivelling shaft across centre which locks into catches on each side of base. Lid has leather strip handle and hinges. Lined with blue felt, onto which was glued a "tungstate screen" backing sheet (looks like heavy cardboard). Similar sheet is glued to base and between 2 lies green x-ray film. Cassette is in an envelope-shaped green vinyl case, labelled F8 Aradale.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Aradale Mental Hospital (Ararat Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Height), 1.00 cm (Width), 16.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, 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 - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: diagnostics
Inscriptions: Stamped: ILFORD/TUNGSTATE SCREEN BACK/202770.
Manufacturer: Ilford Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1950
Place & Date Used: Aradale Mental Hospital (Ararat Asylum), Ararat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950
References: information written on exhibits.

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