Clamshell press, ca. 1990

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.148

Description: Color photograph; an American Printing House for the Blind employee is operating a clamshell press; she is wearing a teal sweatshirt and jeans with a teal scrunchy in her hair; she has a white fingerless glove on her left hand; she is holding the plate open with her left hang and arranging the sheet of paper in the press with her right; to her left in the foreground are stacks of embossed pages; to her right is a stack of blank pages; six windows are visible on the wall behind her; two clamshell presses are visible behind her.

Medium: Photographic Paper

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

Date: ca. 1990

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: Universal/Colts 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: Braille Presses