Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Straitjacket - Locked, Cream, Circa 1910. Canvas restraining, locked jackets were used in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia.

Physical Description

Straitjacket is made from strong canvas material. The sleeves are sewn into large hip pockets. It has a strip of canvas sewn across the waist and fastened around the back with locks. Four other locks and straps are across the back. Two blue broken dotted lines inside opening.


Example of restraining devices used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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