Used: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1867 - 1950
Heavy wooden cell door with peephole and locks from a single room at Beechworth Mental Hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

Physical Description

Heavy wooden door has double layer of panelling running downwards on outside and across on inside. Has lock as well as heavy bolts (vertical) top and bottom. Has trumpet-shaped brass peep-hole (narrow end outside) with small brass plate above it in centre of top half of door. Has metal grid, with 4 vertical slits, near bottom of door.


Example of building fittings and security in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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