Stainsby “C” Braille Shorthand Writer


Accession Number: 2005.40.4

Description: (a) writer: black enameled cast brass frame; seven nickel plated keys with middle key arranged parallel and the remaining six perpendicular to frame; hard rubber pad above key arms; round celluloid label screwed at left, "C41"; folding paper tape arm on right with wooden roller on separate hinged arm; carriage end bell on back right of frame with striking arm; thumbscrew on left locks geared tape advancing rollers; upward writing styli concealed beneath bar housing on top of the grooved paper guide; (b) case: box-jointed wooden case, covered with black faux leatherette with steel reinforced leather carrying handle on right side of box; lid is hinged in two places, secured with latches on sides, bars on back hold lid in open position; interior lined with green felt; footprint recess in bottom for writer and two turning steel brackets; stamped on lid catches, "TUCKTITE/PAT.234004-24/ENG. MAKE".

Height: 7

Width: 10.5

Depth: 12

Date Made: ca. 1930

Maker: Stainsby, Henry

Place of Origin: Birmingham, England

Credit Line: Gift of the Louisiana Instructional Materials Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2005.40

Subjects: Braillewriters Shorthand

Dimension Notes: overall in case; writer dimensions 6.5"T x 14"W x 9"D

Made: Birmingham, England

Material: Brass, steel, nickel, rubber, celluloid, wood, wool, paper

Updated: 05/18/2021