Straitjacket with Webbed Trousers - Cream Canvas, circa 1900. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Used to restrain patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria Austalia.

Physical Description

Straitjacket with webbed trousers (one piece) made from strong canvas. The sleeves are sewn into large pockets each side for the hands. A piece of canvas is sewn between the legs. Three straps with locks cross the back and four vertical straps with locks are also on the back.


Example of restraint clothing used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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