Banks Pocket Braille Writer, Model #6


Accession Number: 1995.15

Description: Cast aluminum pocket braillewriter, rectilinear with rounded corners; main body coated in crinkled red enamel, angled keyboard cover painted dark gray; six black plastic braille keys in slightly circular arrangement, black plastic space bar below; lever in middle of keyboard opens lid on top to reveal paper tape roller and diebox; metal tag pinned to lid, "MODEL 6, No. 1411/ BANKS POCKET BRAILLE WRITER/ Manufactured by INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP./590 MADISON AVENUE/New York 22, NEW YORK/AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH LIONS CLUBS"; cast into chassis inside writer, "1067494 ALCOA G"; base padded with cork.

Height: 7.875

Width: 4.75

Depth: 1.25

Weight: 680.4

Date Made: ca. 1955

Maker: Banks, Alfred, inventor

Place of Origin: New York, NY

Credit Line: Gift of Naomi Overby, 1995.15.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: International Business Machines Corp.

Material: Aluminum, plastic, paper, cork

Updated: 02/15/2021