Terratype 8-point Braillewriter


Accession Number: 2013.31

Description: (a) bright nickel plated steel; uncomplicated stamped plate construction; rectangular base rests on four round rubber feet; carriage with both keyboard and diebox slides on sawblade rail on back; paper roller on front with black plastic roller knob on right and two knurled paper advance wheels; keyboard has four keys on each side of diebox--three angling away to the back and a fourth wing-shaped key flanking the spacebar; wide spacebar in front of the diebox, carriage release lever on back right of diebox; the front of the base is piano hinged and folds down; the top front of the base is also hinged; when opened, these two flaps reveal the spring pulley and the carriage return bell; 32 cell wide indents on lower table; stamped on base "62365"; printed paper Omoto prayer amulet label glued inside base, in Japanese; (b) nickel plated steel cover, secures to writer with pivoting hoots on sides; stamped and riveted construction; steel handle screwed to top; stamped in handle bases, "TAKIGEN" (the name of a manufacturer of handle hardware); braille dymo-tape label on front.

Height: 3.125

Width: 10.125

Depth: 2.75

Date Made: ca. 1995

Maker: Terashima, Keiji

Place of Origin: Mamejima, Nagano, Japan

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2013.31.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: overall, in case

Made: Nagano shisko kiki

Material: Steel, aluminum, rubber, plastic

Updated: 10/28/2019