A frame used by butchers for hanging carcasses by the legs. Psychiatric institutions often worked their own farms and were, to varying degrees, self- sufficient in the production of meat and fresh produce. This gambrel was used at Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury about 1940.

Physical Description

Rusted metal gambrel made from one piece of iron. Both ends curl upwards to end in a point. The rest of the gambrel is like the top section of a coat- hanger, with the centre rising in a semi-circular shape. Gambrel is symetrical on both sides of the centre.

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