Picht Stenographic Braillewriter


Accession Number: 1992.325

Description: The braille writer has six hardwood keys, and a trapezoidal nickel plated space bar extending forward in the middle; black enameled cast steel chassis; nickel plated steel hardware and fittings; "Made in Germany" is stamped beneath the keys; plate attached to the front is lithographed, "Bruno Herde und Friedrich Wendt, Berlin SW19 Generalvertrieb: Reichsdeutscher Blindenverband e V. Berlin, Abt. Zentral fur Blindenhilfsmittel"; writer attached to bottom of wooden case and surrounded by black wool pads; the lid to the case is removable and has two sections; instructions are printed on the lid in German; serial no. 30255.

Height: 6.5

Width: 9.5

Depth: 12.5

Date Made: ca. 1910

Maker: Picht, Oskar

Place of Origin: Berlin, Germany.

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1992.325.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing

Dimension Notes: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. case ; 4 x 9 x 6 in. braille writer .

Made: Bruno Herde und Friedrich Wendt

Material: Steel, wood, wool

Updated: 04/24/2018