Hoff Aid


Accession Number: 2001.211.43

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; 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: 9.25

Depth: 2.125

Date Made: ca. 1960

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: Ronecker Slate Collection

History/Provenance: Ronecker Slate Collection

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2001.211

Subjects: Braille Mathematics Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Steel

Updated: 08/01/2018