Braille Interlining Guide, small size

Slate, Desk

Accession Number: 2001.211.136

Description: Wooden desk slate; (a) board; two solid wood side rails of darker wood, attached to main board with glue and three (3) screws through sides, each rail has seven (7) 5/16" diameter holes bored in a vertical line; wooden full width paper clamp at top of board, hinged with two brass curled piano hinges, cutout in center of clamp for fixed block mounted with screw for clamp lock, clamp has steel teeth both up and down (total of four); ; stamped on top of left rail behind clamp, "BA"; (b) hinged brass desk slate for interlining braille, rounded point on open end, curled piano hinge on opposite end; two (2) lines of 25 cells; 1 large blunt pin on front of bottom plate which fits through hole in top frame when closed; two pegs on back to fit holes in smooth board; "7" stamped on top and bottom frames.

Date Made: ca. 1900

Place of Origin: London, England

Collection: Ronecker Slate Collection

History/Provenance: Ronecker Slate Collection

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2001.211

Subjects: Boards (writing) Braille Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: 11 1/4 x 7 x 7/8 in. board ; 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 in slate

Made: British & Foreign Association for Promoting the Education and Employment of

Material: Wood, metal board ; brass slate

Updated: 07/24/2015