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Block - Mat Measuring, circa 1972 Object Reg. No: SH 932033

Summary:
Mat measuring block made by R.V.I.B. workers, circa 1972. It was used by visually impaired workers in the Matmaking workshop at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind to gauge the height of mat pile after trimming.
Description:
Long, rectangular wooden block.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.00 cm (Height), 1.80 cm (Width), 38.30 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
Inscriptions: On front, handwritten: 2. On top edge, hand written: MATSHOP USE ONLY (KEEP YOUR MITS OFF!).
Place & Date Made: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1972
Place & Date Used: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s-1980s
References: Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor; Tom Jennings - R.V.I.B. Factory worker

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