Corking tool used in the dispensary of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, 1900

Physical Description

Cork press is oblong in shape and stands on protruding legs with screw holes. Two legs at one end form a shape like a fishtail. Has two strips of iron hinged together, has indentations between for holding corks. Has a curved round-ended handle which lifts upwards.


Example of equipment used in Victorian mental health hospitals

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