Astrand Machine

Guide, Writing

Accession Number: 1995.5

Description: Rectangular wooden base; brass one line, 28-cell braille slate hinged above a steel handwriting guide (slide) are attached to the base. "By putting a pen in the small square of the movable slide, you can write angular characters. The two hinged flaps allow for ascenders and descenders." Stamped on steel frame in two places, "L. Olsson, Visterud, Deje."

Maker: Astrand, Otto, inventor

Place of Origin: Visterud, Sweden

Credit Line: Gift of Tomteboda Resource Centre for Visually Handicapped, Sweden, 1995.5

Subjects: Handwriting Pencil writing Slates

Made: L. Olsson

Material: Wood, steel, brass

Updated: 02/25/2015