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Poker - Fire, Iron, Circa 1930 Reg. No: SH 923156
- 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 fire poker, bent at one end to form a handle and tapering to a point at the other. Length of iron is twisted irregularly at centre. Metal has a blackened finish.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
|Dimensions:||66.20 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 4.30 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|