Moon Script-Writing Apparatus

Guide, Writing

Accession Number: 2009.24.7

Description: (a) Wooden writing board, solid wood with side pieces joined to main board with tongue-and-groove joint; side pieces each pierced with series of holes, separated by 1/2" intervals; hinged wooden paper clamp on top, secured by rotating leaf-shaped brass latch; (b) brass writing frame: open frame with pegs in base which engage holes in writing board; letter writing guide moves across grooves in frame, spring engages sawtoothed notches in top of frame; hinges allow flaps on the letter guide to open, with flaps up, guide makes angular marks, with flaps down, guide makes rounded shapes; stamped on lower bar of frame, "MOON BRIGHTON".

Height: 11

Width: 10.375

Depth: 0.875

Date Made: ca. 1875

Maker: Moon, William

Place of Origin: Brighton, England

Collection: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection

History/Provenance: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Boards (writing) Pencil writing Moon type

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: Moon, William

Material: Wood, brass

Updated: 07/22/2015