Improved Braille Stereotyper, Atkinson Model No. 5 brochure


Accession Number: 2005.12.4

Scope & Content: Printed bi-fold brochure "Announcing -- The Improved Braille Stereotyper, Atkinson Model No. 5, " featuring a photo illustration of the device. With the brochure is an undated, promotional form letter from J. Robert Atkinson and a promotional sheet showing newspaper articles about Atkinson and the new stereotype machine.

Creator: Universal Braille Press

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Administrative History: J. Robert Atkinson, founder and manager of Universal Braille Press (UBP), in Los Angeles, California (later known as Braille Institute of America), designed the Atkinson Model Stereotyper. UBP manufactured the stereotype machine, which was used by the company to emboss metal printing plates for interpoint braille production. The device was patented in 1924. This brochure for Atkinson Model No. 5, includes the following line under a list of special features: "Original model in constant use ten years, and still giving satisfaction." It sold for $1,500.

Subjects: Braille Stereotype machines Printing plates