Minerva

Mechanical Braille Writers

Description: The Minerva was intended for children's use, invented in the 1920s by Toni Mahler, the technical director at the Deutsche Zentralb├╝cherei f├╝r Blinde in Leipzig, Germany, and patented there in 1931. It is one of the few braillewriters attributed to a female inventor. Mahler was the niece of DZB director Marie Lomnitz-Klamroth and joined the staff as a librarian in 1916. The DZB was founded in 1894.

Height: 2.25

Width: 6.5

Depth: 6

Date: 1931