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Plaster Spreader - Wooden, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 923106

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 48.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 30.00 cm (Length)

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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

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