Wallet Note Gauge


Accession Number: 2010.9.2

Description: Wallet-sized gauge is white on front and black on reverse and is designed for identifying paper money of New Zealand. One end of a note (bill) is secured in a slot located on the back of the gauge, then the remainder of the bill is folded around the left-hand end of the gauge and across the front, until it aligns with the right-hand end of the gauge, which has graduated lengths (steps) to match the lengths of New Zealand bills. The steps, top to bottom right, measure $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. Each step also has the corresponding number in raised braille. Made by Kentergraph for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. Engraved on the front of the plate: "Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind," with the organization's logo, phone number, and Web address; and, the logo and name of the sponsor, "Reserve Bank of New Zealand." The manufacturer's name, logo, and Web address are engraved on the reverse.

Height: 3.25

Width: 3.5

Depth: 0.13

Date Made: ca. 2009

Place of Origin: Auckland, New Zealand

Credit Line: Gift of Fred Gissoni, 2010.9

Subjects: Money -- New Zealand Gauges

Made: Kentergraph

Material: Plastic

Updated: 12/06/2010