Padlock and key used in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, 1859. Manufactured by: Chubb & Sons Lock and Safe Co Ltd, 1859.

Physical Description

Padlock is circular, with 2 rounded protrusions at the top to hold a very solid semi-circular hasp, which swings sideways to open. There is an oblong shape in relief around the key-hole, which is low on the front of the lock. Above it the name of the manufacturer is engraved around a royal coat-of-arms. The key number runs across the face, on each side of the keyhole. There are 6 pins around the edge, perfectly flush with the surface. The key has a piece broken out at the bit end. Above it a rough cross has been cut into the metal.

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