Hoff Aid


Accession Number: 1992.32

Description: Stamped steel slate has one line of 30 cells; bright steel rod with spiral groove at 1/4 inch intervals; movable die-box fitted with six inverted, conically shaped caps the size of the braille dots on the dark steel base; dark steel paper holder fits into the left side of the slate; stylus is used on the die-box to depress the caps to form braille dots; stamped on base, "AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND/LOUISVILLE, KY".

Height: 0.875

Width: 9.375

Depth: 2.125

Date Made: 1955-1973

Maker: Hoff, Paul

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1992.32

Subjects: Braille Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Steel

Updated: 08/01/2018