Clamshell press, ca. 1977

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.146

Description: Black and white glossy; an American Printing House for the Blind employee operating a clamshell press; she has long curly hair and she is wearing a plaid long-sleeved shirt; the press is open and she has both hands on sheets of paper in the press; there is a stack of embossed braille on a table to her left; there are shelves behind her full of stacks of paper; six windows line the wall in the background. Museum has two copies: 2004.134.49.145-6.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 4.5" (h) x 5.5" (w)

Date: ca. 1977

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