Lavender Braillewriter


Accession Number: 1992.349

Description: The beige case with removable cover is made of Cycolac, a high impact resistant plastic. The braille 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 plate on the top reads "Lavender Braille Writer." The bottom plate reads "The Lavender Braillewriter, Serial No. L 0504, Manufactured by the American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, Ky., U.S.A." Production of Lavender braille writers with larger keys began in 1966.

Height: 57

Width: 198

Depth: 84

Weight: 4365.9

Date Made: 1962

Maker: Lavender, Raymond, designer.

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Credit Line: Gift of Judy Dixon, 1992.349

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing.

Dimension Notes: 4 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 7"

Made: American Printing House for the Blind.

Updated: 07/12/2021