Model G Braille Shorthand Writer


Accession Number: 2001.1

Description: Cast aluminum frame, enameled black; stamped aluminum housing, also enameled black, wrapped around top of keyboard on front and around paper tape advance roller on left; folding nickel plated paper reel arm on back right; a secondary tape roller extends from the base of the reel arm; six cupped black plastic, rectilinear keys and a spacing key in the middle with its oval pad set perpendicular to the other keys; round padded rests under each key and a padded bar is set above the key arms; nickel-plated brass paper tape advance knob above and to left of keyboard, extending back to a pair of spring loaded rollers on the back left of the frame; no paper tape reel end bell, it has been omitted on this model; stamped into housing above keyboard, "Model G, Matrix, Coventry Gauge & Tool Company, Ltd., No. 1183, For The Royal National Institute for the Blind, London W.I."; braillewriter is bolted to two padded steel bars that run the length of a removable wood base which is latched into the bottom of the carrying case; Wooden case has hinged lid; black leatherette covering; nickel plated steel hinges and locks on sides; leather handle on right side; rubber pads (1 inch in diameter) have been attached with screws to the bottom corners of the case.

Date Made: ca. 1965

Place of Origin: England

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2001.10.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: 5 3/4 x 6 3/8 x 11 1/4 in. braille writer ; 6 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 12 in. case .

Made: Coventry Gauge & Tool Company, Royal National Institute for the Blind

Material: Steel, aluminum, nickel, wood, leatherette, leather

Updated: 11/08/2016