Cercla signature punch machine, 1997

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.211

Description: Color photograph; an American Printing House for the Blind employee is binding braille pages with a Cercla Signature Punch Machine; he is standing at the Cercla machine with braille pages in his right hand; he is wearing a black tshirt and black jeans; stacks of braille sit on the machine and a table next to it; in the background is a box of metal strips with circular prongs on them that go into the machine to bind the pages; there is a box of braille pages sitting on the floor by his foot; a female employee is barely visible in the background.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 6" (h) x 4" (w)

Date: 1997

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: Cercla binding was used at the American Printing House for the Blind in hardcover braille books, and was gradually phased out beginning in 2013.

Credit Line: (see provenance)