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Branding Iron - LW, circa 1920 Reg. No: SH 923172
- Branding Iron - LW, Circa 1920. Used at mental health hospital Mayday Hills Hospital Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. Mayday Hills Hospital ran a substantial farm and stock were raised for both use at the hospital and also for sale. Item may have been made at Mayday Hills Hospital.
- Long iron rod which branches at one end to support the brand "LW". The other end is bent to form a loop handle. The branding iron has been painted white.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
|Dimensions:||78.00 cm (Height), 9.50 cm (Width), 6.80 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||mental health, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, animal husbandry equipment, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||farm management|
|Inscriptions:||Brand forms the letters "LW".|
|Place Made:||Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920|
|Place Used:||Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920|