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Poker - Fire, Iron, Circa 1930 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 66.20 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 4.30 cm (Length)

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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

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