Metal Needle Puller manufactured by J. Dixon, circa 1930-1935. It was used by visually impaired workers in the matmaking workshop at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind 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 there wrists were strong enough to pull the needle through the mat.

Physical Description

Metal strip bent back round on itself at one end to form a handle. Other end has a hole through which to insert needle.

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