Alternative Name(s): Money Tray

Money Sorter manufactured by Amplion (A/sia) Pty. Ltd., circa 1955. It was used at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind to assist vision impaired clients and/or staff to sort coins. It would have gone out of used after the introduction of decimal currency in Australia in 1966.

Physical Description

Red tray for sorting metal money, made out of synthetic polymer resin, possibly Bakelite. The flat tray, which is placed on a flat surface at a sloping angle, is indented in six long columns. The user fills the columns with coins of a specific denomination to a designated amount. Florins, shillings, threepences, pennies and half-pennies can be sorted.

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