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Branding Iron - LW, Circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923172

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 78.00 cm (Height), 9.50 cm (Width), 6.80 cm (Length)

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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

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