Ballu slate

Slate, Desk

Accession Number: 2001.211.112

Description: Board slate for writing 9-dot Ballu; heavy metal board has furrows, pins, and a top-hinged brass frame; brass guide has 2 pegs on back to fit holes in frame; 1 line of 52 columns. "8490" --front of guide. "8490" and "A. Bertino Torino - Italy" --front of board.

Date Made: n.d.

Place of Origin: Torino, Italy

Collection: Ronecker Slate Collection

History/Provenance: Ronecker Slate Collection

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2001.211

Subjects: Ballu Boards (writing) Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: 10 1/4 x 7 x 3/8 in. board ; 1 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. guide

Made: A. Bertino

Material: Brass

Updated: 07/24/2015