New Hall Braillewriter


Accession Number: 1990.11.1

Description: Braille writer, which weighs 11 pounds, has a conventional keyboard with back spacing lever on the right side of the base. Paper is wrapped around a central wooden roller and held in place by a rubber traction roller. The braille writer uses 11 1/2 in. wide paper with 41 cells to the line. The inscription on the metal place reads: "The New Hall Braillewriter manufactured at the American Printing House for the Blind. Serial No. 181 Louisville, Ky." Braille writer has black textured finish and highly polished metal around and behind keys.

Date Made: ca. 1943

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1990.11

Subjects: Assistive technology Blind. Braillewriters. Instructional aids, tools, and supplies. Mechanical writing.

Dimension Notes: 14 x 38 x 24 cm.

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Aluminum, steel, wood, rubber

Updated: 11/06/2015