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Rods - Park Avenue Wrought Iron, 1980-1990 Reg. No: SH 931293
- Set of four metal rods manufactured by Park Avenue Wrought Iron, circa 1980-1990. They were used at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind by visually impaired workers on the rod loom. Coir fibre was wrapped around the rod as it was passed between the warp strings. A knife would be used to cut through the strings on the rod and this formed the mat pile.
- 4 long metal pieces folded in half lengthways.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
|Dimensions:||5.00 cm (Height), 0.50 cm (Width)|
|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|
|Manufacturer:||Park Avenue Wrought Iron, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980-1990|
|User:||Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980-1992|
|References:||Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor; Tom Jennings - R.V.I.B. worker|