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Apron - Leather, circa 1950s-1960s Object Reg. No: SH 932046

Summary:
Leather apron was worn by Monty James who was given it by Fred Kilpatrick in the early 1980s. It was worn while working on the rod loom and binding tables at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind matmaking workshop, as leaning on the rest board of the loom and on the binding table wore down clothes.
Description:
Full length leather apron with loop to go around neck and leather straps which buckle up behind. Straps are punched on with studs and reinforced with leather patches.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.10 cm (Height), 55.00 cm (Width), 130.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions are for apron lying flat.

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Tagged with: working life, industries, disability organisations, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: occupational therapy tools & equipment
Place & Date Made: Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
Place & Date Used: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s-1980s
References: Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor; Tom Jennings and Monty James - R.V.I.B. Factory workers

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