Catalogue Number: 3586
Seal press for the National Vision Research Institute of Australia
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1973
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Description Of Item: Black metal base with chrome metal press arm, catch and seal plates, standing 120 mm high, contained in a box 92 x 143 x 60 mm, marked 'Ideal model M1 Steel desk seal 1 5/8' insert'. Seal has the letters 'NVRI' in the centre and the words 'National Vision Research Institute' around the perimeter of the seal.
Historical Significance: This seal machine would have been bought in 1972 when the National Vision Research Institute of Australia was established as an autonomous subsidiary of the Victorian College of optometry.
How Acquired: Donated by Australian College of Optometry
Date Acquired: May 2018
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 3 Drawer 3