Straitjacket - Buckled, Cream, Circa 1920. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Form of restraint used in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia

Physical Description

Straitjacket is made from strong canvas with a wide strip of canvas sewn across the waist line, fastened by leather straps and buckles at the back. The sleeves are sewn into large pockets each side for the hands. There are four other leather straps secured by buckles.


Example of restraints used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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