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Stencil - Made by the Blind, circa 1985 Object Reg. No: SH 932050

Summary:
Stencil with the wording 'Made by the Blind' manufactured circa 1985. It was was used by visually impaired workers in the matmaking workshop of the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind to label mats. This one was probably the third one made for the workshop, the original stencils were made of brass.
Description:
Square, grey metal stencil with words punched through. Stained with black and green dye.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 36.00 cm (Height), 36.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, tools, industries, disability organisations, mats, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: occupational therapy tools & equipment
Inscriptions: Punched through metal: MADE/BY THE/BLIND.
Date Made: circa 1985
Place & Date Used: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 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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