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X-Ray Cassette - Ilford, circa 1950 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)
|Dimensions:||21.00 cm (Height), 1.00 cm (Width), 16.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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.|