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Slicer - Food, Humphrey Earl Pty Ltd, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 923180

Summary:
Heavy duty metal food slicer probably used in the kitchen of Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950.
Description:
Large, heavy, cast metal food slicer. Slicer can be attached to bench by two long screws. Food would be placed on bed of machine against adjustable guide and pushed towards round cutting blade which is operated by turning handle by hand. Adjustable guide allowed for either thick or thin slicing of food. Slicer was originally painted blue and has a wooden handle. Main bed of slicer can be folded up for easy storage.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 27.00 cm (Height), 36.00 cm (Width), 39.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: food drink preparation, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, 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: food & drink preparation
Inscriptions: Impressed on guide: THE EARL/MADE IN/AUSTRALIA. Printed adhesive label on blade cover: HUMPHREY EARL PTY.LTD/193-195 CLARENCE ST. SYDNEY.
Manufacturer: Humphrey Earl Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1950
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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