New York Point Stereograph

Machine, Stereotype

Accession Number: 2010.1

Description: Heavy cast iron table with molded apron, overall enameled unevenly with several coats of dark red paint; two cast leg pieces, each with two feet which gently curve outwards to steel casters, bolted to base of table; heavy cast U-shaped arch, hollow, bolted to back of table, bar supports the drive shaft and embossing piston, as well as one bearing for flywheel and upper belt pulley , the other bearing is mounted in a flying buttress-like bar on right side of table; embossing piston is connected to the drive shaft by an eccentric cam; cast into U-shaped bar, "STEREOGRAPH PATENTED THE N.Y. INST. FOR THE BLIND. NEW YORK CITY."; complicated mechanical keyboard unit bolted in middle of table, fifteen aluminum keys with rounded pads above steel wrist rest, die-box positioned at back of keyboard unit beneath the U-shaped arch; two bright-steel blade-like carriage rests on round posts, one spans middle of keyboard, the other is immediately behind it; threaded hole at front right apron, threaded hole on top left of U-shaped arch; note that missing treadle and lower belt pulley suggest this machine had been converted for use with overhead power transmission.

Height: 51.5

Width: 47

Depth: 28

Date Made: ca. 1899

Place of Origin: New York, NY

Credit Line: Gift of New York Institute for Special Education, 2010.1

Subjects: Embossing (Printing) New York Point

Made: New York, NY

Material: Steel, cast iron, aluminum

Updated: 03/01/2016