Sewing Palm - Sailmakers, circa 1985 Object Reg. No: SH 932043

Sailmakers Sewing Palm made circa 1985-1986. The palm was used by visually impaired workers in the matmaking workshop at the Royal Victorian for the Blind Institute during the binding of mats to protect their hands. According to factory workers Tom Jennings and Monty James, this palm was brought into the Factory by a Scot, Stuart Allen, who worked in the Factory as a production officer between 1985 and 1986.
Leather band made to wrap around palm, with hole for thumb. Small metal inset in palm of hand and small metal fastening clip on back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.00 cm (Height), 9.00 cm (Width), 12.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, tools, 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 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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