Clamshell press, ca.1962

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.130

Description: Black and white glossy; an American Printing House for the Blind employee Louis Fredericks is operating a clamshell press; she is wearing a black cardigan, a plaid skirt, and glasses; she is inserting a sheet into the press; other presses can be seen in the background.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 4" (h) x 5" (w)

Date: ca. 1962

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: Universal/Colt’s Armory platen presses manufactured by Thomson-National became known at APH as "clamshell presses," and were adapted for braille use by removing all their inking mechanisms.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Presses Printing presses Braille