Embossing plate symbol tongs

Tongs, Embossing

Accession Number: 2009.17.14

Description: Embossing plate symbol tongs; zinc-plated steel arms meet at square joint, secured by two hex bolts; riveted into jaws are two fittings forming a tap/die of a plus symbol (+); arms are straight, tapering gently from the joint to the narrower, rounded tips of the jaws; top arm is thinner metal than lower.

Height: 1.25

Width: 1.25

Depth: 14.125

Date Made: ca. 1950

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, zinc

Updated: 03/27/2012