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Stencils - Numbers, circa 1985 Object Reg. No: SH 932051

Summary:
Set of seven metal stencils with the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 they were used at the matmaking workshop at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, circa 1985-1992. They were used by visually impaired workers in the matmaking workshop to label mats. The numbers indicated the size of the mat.
Description:
Seven rectangular metal stencils each with a number punched through metal. Numbers are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 or 9, and 8.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.50 cm (Height), 17.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions are for all stencils piled together. Individually, numbers 0 and 8 are 14.7 x 20.5; 1,2,3 and 5 are 17.65 x 20.7; 6 or 9 is 16.3 x 21.7.

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Tagged with: working life, tools, industries, disability organisations, sheltered workshops, 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
Inscriptions: Each stencil has a number punched through the metal.
Place & Date Made: England, Great Britain, circa 1985
Place & Date Used: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985-1992
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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