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Straitjacket with Webbed Trousers - Cream Canvas, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850451

Summary:
Straitjacket with Webbed Trousers - Cream Canvas, circa 1900. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Used to restrain patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria Austalia.
Description:
Straitjacket with webbed trousers (one piece) made from strong canvas. The sleeves are sewn into large pockets each side for the hands. A piece of canvas is sewn between the legs. Three straps with locks cross the back and four vertical straps with locks are also on the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.00 cm (Height), 59.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, uniforms
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 - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: restraints
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1900

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