Prototype of a braille writer with wooden base


Accession Number: 2003.98.1

Description: Braille writer is attached with 2 screws to a rectangular wooden base. A paper label glued to the top right of the base has the alphabet in braille with letters also handwritten in pencil. The writer consists of a roller with a black plastic knob at left end, a half drum to hold paper, a paper bale with the right end bent to form a handle, and six braille keys with plastic tops that move along a smooth rod at the front of the machine and along a notched rail along the middle of the machine. The museum has 3 of his prototypes. See also accessions 2003.98.2 and 2003.98.3

Date Made: ca. 1930s

Maker: Maxey, George, 1897-1977

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters. Mechanical writing. Prototypes.

Dimension Notes: 4 x 12 x 7 1/2 in.

Material: Metal, plastic, wood, rubber

Exhibit Label: Braille writer

Updated: 04/15/2014