Lavender Braillewriter


Accession Number: 1998.3

Description: The Lavender Braillewriter weighs 9 pounds, 10 ounces. The case is made of Cycolac, a high impact resistant plastic; the dust cover, which snaps on to the case, is also made of Cycolac. The Lavender embosses 40 cells of braille on paper 11 1/2 inches wide. The paper is not wrapped tightly around a roller, but instead is allowed to exit through an opening in the cover in a fashion somewhat similar to a conventional typewriter. Item has buff-colored plastic cover and case, ivory-colored plastic keys; brushed aluminum carrying handle on front and trim at base; serial no. L 1849.

Height: 4.75

Width: 16.5

Depth: 7

Date Made: between 1962 and 1982?

Maker: Lavender, Raymond, designer

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Credit Line: Gift of Braille Group of Buffalo, 1998.3.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Plastic, aluminum, steel

Exhibit Label: Braillewriter

Updated: 05/24/2021