Foundation Writer


Accession Number: 1999.56.1a-b

Description: Braille writer has six black, plastic braille keys and a stainless steel spacing key; black roller knobs on either end of the paper roller; and two folding arms that can extend from the back to support paper. Stamped in black lettering above the keys: "American Foundation For The Blind, Inc. New York, N.Y." and below the keys: "Manufactured for the Foundation by L.C. Smith & Corona Typewriters, Inc." A plate on the back reads "Licensed By Underwood Elliott Fisher Company" and stamped below is "Serial No. 611." Red dymo-label tape affixed to front edge of braillewriter reads: "Presented to St. Louis CWD, 1964." Case is made of wood with black leatherette covering, aluminum clasps, and leather handle.

Height: 7

Width: 18

Depth: 9.5

Date Made: 1933-1947

Place of Origin: Syracuse, NY

Credit Line: Gift of Freddie Peaco, 1999.56

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters. Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: 8.25 x 19 x 10.75 in. (case)

Made: L.C. Smith & Corona Typewriters

Material: Aluminum, steel, plastic, leatherette, wood

Updated: 04/20/2020