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Mallet - Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, Wooden, circa 1970s-1980s Object Reg. No: SH 932036

Summary:
Wooden mallet made by the R.V.I.B. Carpentry Workshop, circa 1970s-1980s. It was used by visually impaired workers in the matmaking workshop to tap mats into shape.
Description:
Mallet with long, wooden handle with rectangular block of wood nailed on as head.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 36.00 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, industries, disability organisations, sheltered workshops, visual impairment, matmaking
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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