Embossing Plate Symbol Tongs

Tongs, Embossing

Accession Number: 1994.2

Description: Embossing plate symbol tongs; zinc-plated steel arms meet at square joint, secured with two hex bolts and repair weld; riveted into jaws are two fittings forming a tap/die of a large raised circle; heavy welded hammering button on tip of top jaw.

Height: 1.125

Width: 1.25

Depth: 14.375

Date Made: ca. 1950

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1994.2.

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