Embossing plate symbol tongs

Tongs, Embossing

Accession Number: 2009.17.16

Description: Embossing plate symbol tongs; zinc-plated steel arms meet at square joint, secured with two hex bolts; riveted into jaws are two fittings forming a tap/die of an arrow symbol; arms taper gently from the joint to the narrower, flat tips of the jaws; top arm has gentle curve, and is made of slightly thinner and narrower stock than the base arm.

Height: 1.25

Width: 1.5

Depth: 20

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