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Leaflets - Matmaking Machines Specifications & Instructions, circa 1950s-1980s Document Reg. No: SH 931306

Folder of documents containing guidelines for the installation and service of the Thorvald Clasen trimming machine and sharpener, circa 1950s-1980s. Some are from the manufacturer and others are from previous owners of the machines. These machines were used at the matmaking workshop at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind from 1986 until it closed down in 1992. The Trimming machine was previously used to make mats at Pentridge Prison.
Various documents relating to the maintenance, specifications, and servicing of the shearing machine for mats. Includes photocopy of Thorvald Clasen brochure and technical drawings with German annotations. All contained in brown folder.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 36.00 cm (Height), 24.00 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, industries, disability organisations, sheltered workshops, visual impairment, textile manufacturing machinery
Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: occupational therapy tools & equipment
Inscriptions: Text: Engine-Fitting, Service and Management Prescription/for the/Shearing Machine for Coir-Fibre Mats NO.51/[extensive text]/Leimpresse/Nr. 91/[extensive text]. Hand written black ink: DETAILED INFORMATION REQUIRED WITH REGARD TO THORVALD CLASEN SHEARING MACHINE.
Publisher: Thorvald Clasen, Hamburg, Germany, circa 1950s
User: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 1986-1992
Place & Date Used: Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s-1980s
References: Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor; Tom Jennings - R.V.I.B. Factory worker

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