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Cap - Padded, Cotton & Kapok, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850293
- Alternative Name(s): Hat, Helmet
Cotton cap padded with kapok used in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1900. Padded caps were used by patients to minimise head injuries, particularly when they experienced epileptic seizures.
- Double layered cap made with strong cotton as outer lining and wool as inner lining; kapok for padding and cotton strap band on top and both sides. Rougly repaired (?) with black machine stitch around lower edge.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||11.00 cm (Width), 26.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||headwear, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Clinical|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|