MWB Braillewriter

Mechanical Braille Writers

Description: A design based upon the post World War II work of Karl Neubert. By 1949, Karl Neubert was listed in a Leipzig city directory as a manufacturer of braille machines at Burgauenstrasse 9. Surviving examples of Neubert's work include a Picht inspired six key braillewriter design and six and seven-point stenographic writers. By the early 1960s, it appears that Neubert's shop and designs had been taken over by the Mechanische Werkstatt fur Blindenhilfsmittel der DDR, the manufacturing arm of the Deutsche Zentralbücherei für Blinde(DZB) in Leipzig, East Germany after WWII. Paul Georgi, a WWII veteran, became director of the Werkstatt in 1961. Founded in 1894, the DZB is the oldest library for the blind in Germany.

Height: 3.5

Width: 15.5

Depth: 9.5

Date: 1965