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Branding Iron - LW, circa 1920 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 78.00 cm (Height), 9.50 cm (Width), 6.80 cm (Length)

More information

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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