Banks Pocket Braille Writer


Accession Number: 1998.2

Description: Stamped aluminum base and hinged cover, unfinished, roughly rectilinear with rounded top; steel and brass diebox, keys, and keypad shield; round black plastic keypads on braille keys, oval aluminum pad on space bar; steel paper roller drum; decal below keys, largely missing, "BANK..."; adhesive label inside lid, "IFCA Activities for the Blind/NY State Chapter"; brown cork padding on base.

Height: 7.75

Width: 4.375

Depth: 1.25

Date Made: ca. 1946

Maker: Banks, Albert.

Credit Line: Donated by the Braille Group of Buffalo, 1998.2.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: International Business Machines Corp.

Material: Aluminum, steel, brass, plastic, cork

Updated: 02/15/2021