Field-test prototype of Peg Slate


Accession Number: 2013.8.59

Description: Prototype of an educational aid designed to teach braille learners about the use of a braille slate; white, solid plastic frame has one row of ten braille cells with clear plastic pegs to represent braille dots; pegs not removable but can be pushed up or down into the braille cell holes, which are approximately 1/8" in diameter and extend from the front through the back of the frame; four plastic nubs extend 1/4" from each corner of the frame, which can be placed with either side up for use; frame secured with eight black plastic screws; handwritten marking on one side of the prototype reads ".120"; another illegible.

Height: 0.125

Width: 1.75

Length: 7.75

Date Made: ca. 1993

Maker: Poppe, Tom

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection

Subjects: Braille Writing Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Prototypes Product and market development

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Plastic

Updated: 06/27/2013