Marburg Braille Writer


Accession Number: 1990.10.1-2

Description: This machine is essentially an up-to-date version of the Picht writer. It will accommodate sheets of paper up to 11 inches with a maximum of 41 cells per line. The Marburg or "Blista" includes a back space lever, a carriage release lever, and right and left margin stops. The keyboard has six keys and a space bar. The writer and the case weigh 14 pounds. --information from photocopy from unknown source in file folder. The Blista braillewriter has a wooden roller. The frame is finished with grey-brown enamel, has black wooden keys with cream colored enamel tops. A black and gold transfer label states "Blindenstudienanstalt Blista Marburg-Lahn-Germany." "Blista Marburg-Lahn-Germany" is stamped in metal. Serial# 5508. Wooden case is covered with paper on the interior; black fabric on the exterior. Handle is metal with a black gloss enamel. Case has steel latch and angled top. A key is in the case.

Date Made: ca. 1966

Place of Origin: Marburg, Germany

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1990.10

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: 13 x 37 x 31 cm.

Made: Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt (Blista)

Material: Braillewriter ; metal, rubber, wood./Case ; wood, paper

Updated: 06/01/2021