SK300 Marburg Braille Machine


Accession Number: 2014.36.1

Description: Putty-colored plastic chassis which encloses most of the writer's working parts; body is wide, trapezoidal in section, relatively flat, with an angled front characterized by the round keyboard rest doubling as a carrying handle; eleven-dark charcoal plastic keys, the six central braille dot keys flank a wide space bar situated below the main keys and are angled in toward the spacebar; the four outer keys are angled away from the spacebar and include a back space, tab, line space, and margin release; above the keyboard is a slot holding left and right margin stops with a raised dot margin ruler; the steel embossing head is enclosed in dark gray plastic and advances on a stainless steel rail; paper platen knob on the right side of the chassis, the linespace adjustment knob on the left; two T-bar toggles flank the back, a paper release on the left and a tab lever on the right; cast above the keyboard is a Blista logo and "SK300"; cast onto bottom, "Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt/3550 Marburg West Germany"; Serial No 8000001562; four round rubber feet on base.

Height: 4.75

Width: 16.625

Depth: 11.5

Date Made: ca. 1988

Maker: Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt

Place of Origin: Marburg, Germany

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2014.36.

Subjects: Assistive technology Braillewriters Mechanical writing Braille

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt (Blista)

Material: Plastic, steel, aluminum

Updated: 12/14/2020