Arithmetic Type Frame

Slate, Arithmetic

Accession Number: 1992.37

Description: Slate consists of a maple wood frame with 600 cells (20 x 30) inside molded frame; plywood bottom set into rabbet in frame and secured with steel pins; cells are .25 x .25 x .5"; 208 pieces of lead type; each piece cast with a raised Arabic numeral (0 through 9) on top and an indented line on bottom to guide in placement; steel eye-ring screwed into short side; wooden carrying case which appears to be homemade.

Date Made: ca. 1950

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Credit Line: Gift of Esther K. Tipps, 1992.370

Subjects: Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Mathematics Slates

Dimension Notes: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 1 in.

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Wood, lead

Updated: 11/09/2017