Bertha Shepard Slate

Slate, Arithmetic

Accession Number: 1992.84

Description: Cast aluminum slate, assembled from two pieces, a molded top and a flat bottom secured by 11 steel screws; top cast with pentagonal cells (432 total: 18 cells vertically by 24 cells horizontally) and three tray compartments at top to hold the type; "The Bertha Shepard Slate" cast above strage compartments; twelve (12) brass pentagonal type pieces, each with a bar on one side and two dots on the other.

Date Made: ca. 1935

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1992.84

Subjects: Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Mathematics Slates

Dimension Notes: .5 x 29.3 x 25.5 cm.

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Aluminum, steel, brass

Updated: 06/02/2017