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Letter Opener - Royal Victorian Institute for The Blind, Stokes, circa 1940s-1960s Object Reg. No: HT 29687

Summary:
Letter opener with Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB) logo on the front, manufactured by Stokes, circa 1940s-1960s. The lighthouse logo featured on the letter opener was adopted as the RVIB emblem in 1926.
Description:
Metal letter opener, silver plated, cast in the shape of a sword. There is a badge at the top of the handle enamelled in light and dark blue depicting the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind logo of a lighthouse. The maker's mark is stamped on the back, along with a six pointed star and boomerang motif.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34 mm (Width), 185 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: stationery, letters, disability organisations
Themes this item is part of: Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Enamelled badge, front: 'ROYAL VICTORIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND'
Stamped, reverse: 'STOKES / SILVERWARE / EPNS / A1' and stamped within a six pointed star:'8'
Manufacturer: Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1960s
Organisation Depicted: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahan, Victoria, Australia

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