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Finishing Table - Melbourne Engineering Co, 1987 Reg. No: SH 931308
- Finishing Table manufactured by the Melbourne Engineering Company in 1987. It was used by visually impaired workers at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind as a surface on which to finish mats, circa 1987 - 1992. Finishing included stencilling coloured lettering or patterns onto mats, checking depth of pile etc.
- Large rectangular wooden table mounted at slight angle on metal base. Series of holes extend across lower edge of table. Raised edge on left hand side and across upper part of table.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
|Dimensions:||100.00 cm (Height), 128.00 cm (Width), 200.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||working life, public institutions, industries, disability organisations, sheltered workshops, 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:||occupational therapy tools & equipment|
|Manufacturer:||Melbourne Engineering Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1987|
|Place & Date Used:||Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1987-1992|
|References:||Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor; Tom Jennings - R.V.I.B. Factory worker|