New York point desk slate

Slate, Desk

Accession Number: 2002.120.1a-b

Description: 2002.120.1a - Wooden board: smooth with two vertical rows of 14 holes on the front; wooden clamp at top is attached with brass hinges; two metal pins under clamp help secure paper; "Patented" is impressed in wood, below clamp. 2002.120.1b - Brass slate: not hinged; 3 lines, 52 cells each in top plate; back plate has furrows and two blunt pins on the front to fit in top plate and two blunt pegs on the back to fit holes in board.

Height: 13.25

Width: 11

Depth: 0.75

Date Made: n.d.

Place of Origin: unknown

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2002.120

Subjects: Boards (writing) Instructional aids, tools, and supplies. New York Point. Slates. Tactile writing.

Dimension Notes: overall board ; 1 x 11 1/2 in. slate

Made: unknown

Material: Wood, brass

Updated: 07/22/2015