Clippers - Hair, Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, 1926. Part of the duties of attendants at psychiatric institutions was to clean and groom patients. Attendants often cut patients' hair. used in a mental health hospital in Beechworth Victoria Australia circa 1930

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Pair of white metal clippers consisting of two plates each containing a row of small pointed blades wihich are activated by scissor action of the handles. Blades are held together with a wing nut, and thumb and finger rests protrude from handle.


Example of personal grooming conducted in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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