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- A Place & Date Used Beechworth, Australia
Plaster Spreader - Wooden, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 923106
- Wooden plaster spreader circa 1900 used in a mental health hospital in Beechworth Victoria Australia. Possibly used in conjunction with the plasterer's bucket (750.3) to spread plaster, perhaps on a wattle and daub surface.
- Wooden tool, possibly used in conjunction with the plasterer's bucket (item 750.3) to spread plaster, perhaps on a wattle and daub surface. Tool consists of eleven pointed narrow slats of soft wood (possibly pine), fastened together by four horizontal wooden slats, two on each side, with a long wooden handle made from three pieces of wood protruding from the middle. Fastened by nails. Many traces of plaster or clay remain.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
|Dimensions:||48.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 30.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||building maintenance|
|Place & Date Used:||Beechworth Mental Hospital (Beechworth Asylum), Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|