New Hall Braillewriter


Accession Number: 1992.356

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 plate on the back reads: "The New Hall Braillewriter, Manufactured at the American Printing House for the Blind, Serial no. 3099, Louisville, Ky." Braille writer is metal painted with grey textured paint and has black wooden keys. "BPI-23056" is etched on top. Braille writer lacks case.

Height: 4.961

Width: 15.748

Depth: 10.551

Date Made: ca. 1960

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Credit Line: Gift of Judy Dixon, 1992.356

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Aluminum, steel, wood, rubber

Updated: 03/02/2015