Face Shield

Maker and role
Manufacturer: Transport & Marine Covers Ltd (estab. 1988)
Production date
May 2020
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Production place
Nelson/Nelson Region/New Zealand
Clear PVC (poly-vinyl chloride) face shield made by TM Covers in Nelson, used as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). "TM" logo stitched onto front of shield on upper right side. Blue elastic headband that sits at the back of the head with "TM COVERS" embroidered on it. Black textile strap sits on forehead which is stitched at the ends only to the shield creating a 1-2cm ventilation gap in between shield and forehead. Shield can be cut by users to desired shape. Hastily designed and manufactured by TM Covers during the COVID-19 Stage 4 Shutdown in April 2020 in response to national (and international) demand for PPE for essential workers. Staff worked from home to manufacture the shields in the thousands.
0 - Whole = Height x Width (mm) = 280 x 310mm
0 - Whole = Width (mm) = 240mm
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Maker biography
From TM Covers Website (2020) TM Covers (Transport & Marine Covers Ltd) is the leading company in the Top of the South in specialist fabric solutions. Generally referred to as canvas by our customers, it can be high temperature, acoustic, potable, anti-bacterial or one of hundreds of options in the PVC or Canvas range. Since 1988 our team has created solutions for clients in the marine, transport, agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, residential, industrial, educational, mining, aviation, in fact pretty much any industry you can think of!
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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Face Shield, TM Covers Ltd. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: NPM2020.50

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