Braille slate

Slate, Desk

Accession Number: 2001.211.114

Description: Board slate; aluminum backing board has horizontal "washboard-type" ridges, brass pins, and a top-hinged outer frame; four pins up and four pins down in outer frame; brass guide is notched on right and has 2 pegs on back to fit holes in frame; 2 lines of 36 cells. "2235" --front of guide. "2235" and "Istituto Dei Ciechi Napoli Paolo Colosimo" --front of frame.

Height: 13.25

Width: 9.625

Depth: 0.375

Date Made: n.d.

Place of Origin: Naples, Italy

Collection: Ronecker Slate Collection

History/Provenance: Ronecker Slate Collection

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2001.211

Subjects: Boards (writing) Braille Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: overall board; 1 x 10 1/4 in. guide

Made: Istituto Paolo Colosimo, Napoli

Material: Aluminum, brass

Updated: 10/22/2018