Banks Pocket Braille Writer, Model #7


Accession Number: 1998.96

Description: Cast aluminum pocket braillewriter, rectilinear with rounded corners; main body coated in crinkled gray enamel; 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 7, No. 3378/ BANKS POCKET BRAILLE WRITER/ Manufactured by V.L. MARTIN & Co. LTD/SOUTHALL/MIDD.X. ENGLAND"; cast into chassis inside writer, "1067494 BIRMAL"; base padded with cork; blue Dymo Tape braille label on top, "Nan Carroll".

Height: 7.875

Width: 4.75

Depth: 1.25

Date Made: ca. 1970

Maker: Banks, Alfred, inventor.

Place of Origin: Southall, England

Credit Line: Gift of Jane & Michael Timm, 1998.96.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: V.L. Martin & Co., Ltd.

Material: Aluminum, steel, plastic, cork

Updated: 02/15/2021