Straitjacket - Laced, Cream, Circa 1920. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Used in mental health hospital in Victoria Australia for restraining patients.

Physical Description

Cream, thigh-length, canvas straitjacket with long sleeves. Ends of sleeves are sewn into hip-level pockets. It opens right down the back and fastens by 6 pairs of brass eyelets with rope laced through. There is also a broad canvas belt, sewn on in front and secured at the back by rope through 2 pairs of eyelets (1 eyelet missing). Jacket has very stiff, double-layered, round collar.


Example of restraining devices used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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