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

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.
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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