Stainsby “C” Braille Shorthand Writer

Mechanical Braille Writers

Description: Henry Stainsby (1859-1925), Superintendent of the Birmingham Royal Institution for the Blind, along with Birmingham manufacturer Albert Wayne patented a braille shorthand machine in 1899-1900. His tapewriter was developed as a note-taking tool for blind stenographers being trained at Birmingham. Stainsby's goal was employment for his students. By the 1920s, the Stainsby-Wayne Braille Shorthand Writer was being sold by the National Institute for the Blind. In 1928, this version was introduced, touted as "reduced in size, weight, and cost." It was replaced by 1933 by the Model D.

Height: 7

Width: 10.5

Depth: 12