New York point slate and stylus

Slate, Pocket

Accession Number: 2006.52.1-2

Description: A swivel pocket slate with 3 lines of 36 cells for writing New York point. Back plate has furrows (grooves). A removable pin fits into the end of the slate opposite the swivel pin and keeps the slate closed when not in use. A hand-inscribed company name appears on the back plate, but is not completely legible: the first part of the name is "James" and the second part begins with "B" followed by "and Co." Stylus has a wooden handle and metal tip. .1 - slate .2 - stylus

Height: 1

Width: 8.25

Date Made: ca. 1905

Place of Origin: [unknown]

Credit Line: Gift of Rodney Shaw, 2006.52

Subjects: New York Point Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: 1 slate and 1 stylus. Stylus measures 2.5 in. in length.

Made: [unknown]

Material: Brass

Updated: 05/27/2016