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Sharpening Machine - Thorvald Clasen, circa 1950s-1970s Reg. No: SH 931305
- Sharpening Machine manufactured by Thorvald Clasen, circa 1950s-1970s. This sharpening machine is an attachment to the Thorvald Clasen trimming machine used in the matmaking workshop Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind from 1986 until it closed down in 1992. It fitted along the top of the machine and was used to sharpen the blades. Instructions for attachment and sharpening blades are given in the trimming machine specifications. The machine was previously used to make mats at Pentridge Prison.
- Long, green metal machine which attaches to trimming machine. Front has cog at each end with chain running between them. Chain attaches to a grinding stone encased in green metal box adjusted by small wheel. Handle on right hand cog moves grinding stone along the length of the machine.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
|Dimensions:||32.00 cm (Height), 29.00 cm (Width), 272.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||working life, industries, disability organisations, sheltered workshops, visual impairment, textile manufacturing machinery|
|Themes this item is part of:||Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Health Organisations|
|Tertiary Classification:||occupational therapy tools & equipment|
|Manufacturer:||Thorvald Clasen, Hamburg, Germany, circa 1950s-1970s|
|User:||Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 1986-1992|
|Place & Date Used:||Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s-1980s|
|References:||Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor; Tom Jennings - R.V.I.B. Factory worker|