Andersson and Sorensen Writer


Accession Number: 1990.22

Description: (a) crackled-silver enameled aluminum body with two stabilization bars flanking the keyboard; diebox arch is flat on top as it reaches over carriage (but not as flat as on the original 1930s A&S design; in addition the arch is formed in one piece with the top of the writer's body, in the earlier design the top was formed in two pieces); machining and painting of machine is very neat and precise; six rectangular Bakelite resin braille keys, with a space key extending from middle, set at 90 degrees to the other keys; stamped onto round black plate on angled front above the keys, "ANDERSSON & SORENSEN COPENHAGEN/ 1000-354/ MADE IN DENMARK"; nickel plated back space push lever on right side of frame along with smaller nickel-plated carriage release knob; carriage has silver enameled aluminum sides, a toothed steel bar on lower front which engages with a drive gear inside the chassis, a hollow aluminum tube on top front that engages a steel bar bracketed to the back of the drive gear housing, a lower aluminum paper roller with a paper clamp and black rubber knobs on both sides, an upper hard rubber secondary paper roller marked by five larger diameter segments, and a notched margin set bar with spring-loaded margin sets on each side; a roller mounted in the middle of the margin set bar rests on a nickel-plated steel rod--square in section--that is screwed to the back of the lower die box; a tooth screwed to the bottom right of the carriage activates a nickel-plated end-of-line bell when the carriage is all the way to the left; writer (a) is secured to plywood base(b) with four screws.

Height: 4.724

Width: 15.354

Depth: 10.236

Date Made: ca. 1950

Place of Origin: Copenhagen, Denmark

Subjects: Assistive technology Blind. Braillewriters. Instructional aids, tools, and supplies. Mechanical writing.

Dimension Notes: 12 x 38 x 20 cm. braille writer ; 1 x 39 x 26 cm. board

Made: Andersson & Sorensen

Material: Aluminum, steel, plastic, wood, brass

Updated: 08/11/2016