Perkins/APH Brailler

Braillewriter

Accession Number: 2016.22.1

Description: (a) Bright blue, streamlined plastic chassis with bright brushed aluminum trim across top and around front carrying handle; light gray plastic keypads on aluminum key arms; six oval braille dot keys with rectilinear space bar in middle, line advance key on left, backspace key on right; gray plastic margin sets in slot above keyboard with tactile gauge; flat paper advance knobs on both sides; aluminum embossing head with push-button carriage release and braille eraser built into the top, located within recess on back; paper release levers on both sides of this recess; folding paper rest stores on lower back when not in use; sides of chassis have a stippled texture, "P" cast on left side, and "APH" cast on right; carriage; cast in chassis above keyboard in braille and print, "PERKINS/APH BRAILLER"; clear plastic dust shield screwed to bottom with black rubber feet and manufacturers label, serial# 001144; APH catalog no. 1-00800-00; (b) print/braille instruction manual; print quick-start guide; (d) print and braille registration forms in envelope.

Height: 6

Width: 13.75

Depth: 9.75

Date Made: 2008

Place of Origin: Watertown, MA

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: Museum Transfer, 2016.22

Subjects: Assistive technology Braille Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: Writer only, with paper table closed

Material: Plastic, aluminum, paper, rubber

Updated: 01/26/2018