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Money Sorter - Amplion (A/sia) Pty. Ltd, circa 1955 Object Reg. No: SH 931134

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Money Tray

Money Sorter manufactured by Amplion (A/sia) Pty. Ltd., circa 1955. It was used at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind to assist vision impaired clients and/or staff to sort coins. It would have gone out of used after the introduction of decimal currency in Australia in 1966.
Description:
Red tray for sorting metal money, made out of synthetic polymer resin, possibly Bakelite. The flat tray, which is placed on a flat surface at a sloping angle, is indented in six long columns. The user fills the columns with coins of a specific denomination to a designated amount. Florins, shillings, threepences, pennies and half-pennies can be sorted.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 175 mm (Height), 30 mm (Width), 240 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: disability organisations, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: special needs equipment
Inscriptions: On machine: Easy Count/Australian Patent Nos. 204481 29300-57/Amplion (A/sia) Pty.Ltd. Sydney Australia/20 Florins/2 pounds/20 shillings/1 pound/40 sixpences/ 1 pound/40 threepences/10/-/24 pennies/2/-/ 24 half pennies/1/-.
Manufacturer: Amplion (A/sia) Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1955

Patent No. 204481 issued September 1955
Place & Date Used: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955-1966

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