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Tallow Bag - Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, circa 1970s-1980s Object Reg. No: SH 932040

Summary:
Tallow Bag made by R.V.I.B. Factory workers, circa 1970s-1980s. It was used by visually impaired workers in the RVBI factory to lubricate the needle, warp strings and matting fibres to cut down on the friction. The tallow (animal fat) was simply rubbed over the strings or needle.
Description:
Flat, round fibre bag tied up with matting.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.00 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 13.00 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
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: occupational therapy tools & equipment
Place & Date Made: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s-1980s
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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