Embossing plate dot correcting tongs

Tongs, Correcting

Accession Number: 2009.17.7

Description: Embossing plate dot correcting tongs; forged stainless steel arms meet at square welded joint, secured with two hex bolts, top corners of plate at joint are chamfered; riveted into jaws are pin and dimple fittings; jaw with dimple fitting is curved, slightly narrower than lower jaw, heavy hammering button is brazed onto tip above fitting; hand made, cut on band saw, tool marks obvious.

Height: 1.75

Width: 1.25

Depth: 14.25

Date Made: ca. 1945

Maker: American Printing House for the Blind

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2009.17.

Subjects: Embossing tools Manufacturing aids, tools, and supplies Tactile graphics Tactile printing process

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Steel

Updated: 03/27/2012