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Poker - Fire, Iron, Circa 1930 Reg. No: SH 923157
- Poker - Fire, Iron, Circa 1930. Used at mental health hospital Mayday Hills, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. Probably made in the blacksmith's shop at the Hospital. Wards in the Hospital were heated by open fires.
- Forged iron poker consisting of a rod of iron twisted into a loop and hammered at one end and tapered into a point at the other. Blackened finish has been covered with rust.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
|Dimensions:||56.50 cm (Height), 2.10 cm (Width), 3.60 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||mental health, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, fireplace accessories, 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:||climate control|
|Place Made:||Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1930|
|Place Used:||Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1930|