Jauny Braillewriter


Accession Number: 2014.5.1

Description: (a) Jauny Braillewriter; rectangular wooden base with splined end pieces and raised on wooden feet; green crinkled finish aluminum and steel frame screwed to base; bright steel carriage bar, bright aluminum-faced paper storage roller and back plate; carriage holds keyboard, arching aluminum diebox and chrome carriage return bell; keyboard has six splayed wooden keypads and central brass spacebar on nickeled steel keybars; crude aluminum margin bar on front of writer, with simple u-bolt margin sets; simple line advance lever with knurled handle on lower right; similar knurled backspace and carriage release lever on lower right; paper is stored around the central 3/4" diameter paper roller, secured by a paper clamp on the roller; the secondary paper roller underneath has five red rubber grippers; (b) green faux-leather plastic carrying case; hinged lid; nickel plated steel hardware; green enameled fibreboard reinforced corners; black plastic swivel handle; two lockable latches, central spring latch; lined in brown plaid paper; label inside lid, "American Foundation for Overseas Blind/14 rue Daru Paris 8".

Height: 4

Width: 18.125

Depth: 7.75

Date Made: ca. 1946

Maker: American Foundation for Overseas Blind

Place of Origin: Paris, France

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2014.5.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: overall. Case is 19 x 10 x 5.5"

Made: American Foundation for Overseas Blind

Material: Wood, aluminum, steel, rubber, plastic

Updated: 12/07/2020