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Object Name Auger, Taper
Catalog Number 1989.19.21
Date ca. 1960
Material(s) Steel;
Dimensions H-13.75 W-10 D-2 inches
Description This is a barrel auger. There is a wooden handle fitted horizontally in the top of the auger. The auger is metal with a screw tip. The top of the auger is painted red. There is a slit down the side of the auger which is hollow.
Notes Collected by former staff at Eastern State Hospital for a planned museum, 1956-69. Eastern was opened in 1824 as the state "Lunatic Asylum." The collection documented the lives of patients as sick persons and as wards of the state forced to earn their keep.
Collection Eastern State Hospital Collection
People Eastern State Hospital
Subjects Mental institutions
Drills (Equipment)
Vinegar industry
Psychiatric hospitals
Lunatic asylums
Search Terms Lexington (Ky.)
Eastern State Hospital
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS