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Plug Puller - Handmade, circa 1985 Object Reg. No: SH 932041

Summary:
Peg puller made by R.V.I.B. Factory workers, possibly by Fred Kilpatrick, circa 1985. The plug puller was used by visually impaired workers to repair mats in the matmaking workshop at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind. A short `plug' of coir was folded in half then wrapped around puller pulled through the hole in the mat.
Description:
Hook made from bent, metal rod, with red taped handle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.80 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Width), 22.50 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 1985

Possibly made by Fred Kilpatrick
Place & Date Used: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985-1992
References: Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor; Tom Jennings - R.V.I.B. Factory worker

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