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Mat - Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, circa 1970s-1980s Object Reg. No: SH 932055

Small rectangular mat manufactured in the matmaking workshops at the R.V.I.B. Factory, circa 1970s-1980s. According to Malcolm Fraser, the workshop supervisor, these small sized mats were sold to a Tasmanian company who fixed to recesses beside the wheels in bitumen laying machines to clean the wheels. This mat was left over after the closure of the workshop in 1992.
Small, brown rectangular mat.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.50 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 23.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, industries, disability organisations, sheltered workshops, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: occupational therapy products
Manufacturer: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s-1980s
References: Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor

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