Needle Puller made by R.V.I.B. Factory workers, probably Tom Jennings or Fred Kilpatrick, circa 1980s. It was used by visually impaired workers in the matmaking workshop to pull needles and thread through mats when binding edges of mats with rope plait. It was especially used when people were learning the trade before their wrists were strong enough to pull the needle through the mat.

Physical Description

Grey metal object with hollow handle and cylindrical needle pull with hole in end. Interior of handle is pitted with holes.

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