Strait jacket, Europe, 1925-1935

Made:
1925-1935 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Copy of a strait jacket, c. 1930. Photographed displayed on a straw mannequin. 3/4 view. Grey Background.
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Copy of a strait jacket, c. 1930. Photographed displayed on a straw mannequin. Front view. Grey Background.
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Copy of a strait jacket, c. 1930. Photographed displayed on a straw mannequin. Back view. Grey Background.
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Copy of a strait jacket, c. 1930. Photographed displayed on a white mannequin. Grey Background.
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Copy of a strait jacket, c. 1930. Photographed displayed on a white mannequin, detail of the top part (head). Grey
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Copy of a strait jacket, c.1930. The strait jacket, or strait waistcoat, was first described in 1772 in a textbook by
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Copy of a strait jacket, c. 1930

Copy of a strait jacket, c.1930. The strait jacket, or strait waistcoat, was first described in 1772 in a textbook by David Macbride (1726-1778). Employed both as a restraint as well as for treatment, it's use gradually declined in the 19th century as reformers campaigned for a more sympathetic approach to mental illness.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
A130344
Materials:
canvas, complete, iron and leather
Measurements:
overall - belt, as displayed: 1050 mm x 94 mm x 45 mm,
overall - as displayed: 790 mm x 415 mm x 375 mm,
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type:
restraint suit
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Glendining

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