New-York Daily Tribune


Accession Number: 2002.148

Summary/Description: Item is an 8-page issue of the New-York Daily Tribune, containing an article headlined "Foucault's Printing Machine for the Blind," on page 6, columns 1-2. Article briefly describes a writing device invented for blind users by M. Foucault, for which he won a gold medal when it was introduced at the 1849 Paris Exposition. The device has raised letters with corresponding print letters on a moving rod. Print is produced on paper when the user pushes a letter.

Publisher: Greeley & McElrath

Publisher Place: New York

Publish Date: July 12, 1851

Subjects: Mechanical writing Printing and writing systems

Physical Description: Paper 20 1/4 x 15 in. Vol. 11, no. 3193