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Scrubbing Brush - Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, circa 1960s Object Reg. No: SH 931141

Summary:
Scrubbing Brush made at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind circa 1960s. For many years, scrubbing brushes and other cleaning equipment were made at the R.V.I.B. site in St Kilda Road. The Brush Shop closed in 1966.
Description:
Small union fibre scrubbing brush with shaped wooden back. About 82 tufts of fibre have been inserted into a wooden base, which has been stuck onto a carved wooden back and fastened by four brass nails. There is a groove in the wooden back to allow the brush to be held easily. A paper sticker is in the centre of the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.00 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 14.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, disability organisations, cleaning tools, brushes, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: hygiene
Inscriptions: Sticker: MADE AT/ROYAL/VICTORIAN INSTITUTE/FOR THE BLIND/MELBOURNE.
Manufacturer: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s

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