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Finishing Table - Melbourne Engineering Co, 1987 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 100.00 cm (Height), 128.00 cm (Width), 200.00 cm (Length)

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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

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