Model J Braille Shorthand Writer


Accession Number: 2002.26

Description: (a) Cast aluminum frame, enameled crackled blue; stamped aluminum housing, 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; (paper tape reel stores in threaded hole in plate behind the keyboard housing); 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 J No. 057 Ernest F. Moy Ltd. Royal National Institute For The Blind London England"; four feet on braillewriter bolted to removable wood base each insulated with two rubber washers; base painted black; (b) wooden carrying case fits over base and latches on end with a nickel plated spring latch; case is covered with a dark charcoal gray leatherette; black plastic handle on top.

Date Made: ca. 1977

Place of Origin: England

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters. Mechanical writing.

Dimension Notes: 6 x 6 x 11 in. braille writer ; 7 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. case .

Made: Ernest F. Moy Ltd.

Material: Metal, plastic, rubber braille writer ; wood, plastic,

Updated: 11/08/2016