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Bucket - Metal, M2, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923071

Metal bucket, painted, circa 1920 used in a psychiatric hospital in Sunbury, Victoria Australia. Inscribed with 'M2'.
Metal bucket. Interior has been painted blue and then silver. Scratches of blue visible, especially near inner rim. Outside is painted fire engine red, although much of the paint has flaked off to reveal grey metal. Base, front and back of bucket have "M2" painted in white paint. Metal handle is attached through holes in two pieces of metal which have been welded to rim of bucket.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 28.00 cm (Height), 33.40 cm (Width), 31.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, cleaning equipment, 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: cleaning
Inscriptions: Inscribed base, front and back, white paint "M2".
Place Used: Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920


Tiesha Posted on 03 Jun 2012 11:31 PM
M2 is name of ward it belonged to

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