Picht Braillewriter


Accession Number: 1990.1.1

Description: Black enamel finish over cast iron frame; bright nickel plated steel carriage, with black wood main paper-storage roller and red-brown rubber secondary roller; main roller has black hard rubber knobs and a spring loaded paper clamp, secondary roller has knurled steel knobs; seven flared wooden keys mounted on steel arms, middle spacebar is horizontal to user, other keys are vertical to user with middle two slightly shorter to accommodate the space bar; carriage release lever on left, back space on right; arched steel arm for diebox on top middle of carriage; nickel plated carriage return bell under carriage on right; gold script "Picht" logo on frame above keys; gold pinstripes on face and sides; attached metal plate printed: "Bruno Herde und Friedrich Wendt, Berlin SW 19, Generalvertrieb: Reichsdeutscher Blindenverhand e.v. Berlin, Abt. Zentrale fur Blindenhilfsmittel"; serial no. stamped underneath carriage, "66523".

Date Made: 1935

Maker: Picht, Oscar, inventor

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1990.1

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Exhibit Label: Braillewriter

Updated: 05/24/2021