Lavender Braillewriter


Accession Number: 1992.35

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 writer 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. A metal plate on the top reads "Lavender Braille Writer." The bottom plate reads "The Lavender Braillewriter. . . . Manufactured by the American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, Ky., U.S.A." Production of Lavender braillewriters with larger keys began in 1966. Written inside cover: "Fran Nerenburg, 21201 NE 24 Ct., 931-0673, NMB, Fla."

Date Made: between 1962 and 1982?

Maker: Lavender, Raymond, designer

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Credit Line: Gift of Judy Dixon, 1992.350

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Made: American Printing House for the Blind.

Updated: 05/24/2021