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Hand Shears - Metal, circa 1960s-1980s Reg. No: SH 932047
- Metal Hand Shears, circa 1960s-1980s. Used by visually impaired workers in the matmaking workshop at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind to trim the top of mat pile. The hand shears, the same sort used to shear sheep, were replaced by electric shears in 1986.
- Two metal blades screwed together at the handle end and kept together at cutting end with a piece of rope.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
|Dimensions:||3.50 cm (Height), 8.50 cm (Width), 37.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||working life, tools, industries, disability organisations, 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|
|Place & Date Used:||Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s-1980s|
|References:||Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor; Tom Jennings and Monty James - R.V.I.B. Factory workers|