Small interlining braille desk slate

Slate, Desk

Accession Number: 1992.36

Description: Brass swivel-style desk slate, rounded point on both short sides; two (2) rows of 25 braille cells; slight dimples on top frame to guide stylus into recessed cells on lower frame; hole in top frame closes over large blunt pin on lower frame when closed; two blunt pins riveted to bottom of lower frame which would engage in holes in a writing board(not present in this accession); stamped "433" on top and bottom frame, stamped "4" on top frame only; extra 1/16" hole through both frames just inside swivel pin.

Date Made: n.d.

Place of Origin: London, England

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Subjects: Braille Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: 1 x 21.5 x 3.2 cm.

Made: British and Foreign Association for Promoting the Education and Employment

Material: Brass

Updated: 02/18/2011