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.
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