Stainsby “E” Braille Shorthand Writer


Accession Number: 2009.28

Description: Open, cast brass frame, black textured enamel; seven bright nickel oval keys, space key extends toward user a bit in middle and key is turned perpendicular to the other keys; key bars are nickel steel, suspended from crossbar by springs, pads mounted below each key, rubber padded bar above, key bars also rest in cutouts in brown composite shield; knurled thumbkey at left mounted in frame to advance paper roll mounted in nickel steel frame on back of frame, ratchet action, secondary spring-loaded advance roller on back, features two rubber bands; paper roll apparatus folds inward to left for compact storage; plate mounted on left front of frame, "NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND/228 GREAT PORTLAND ST./LONDON W.I."; stamped on top of diebox, "E 137".

Height: 5

Width: 13

Depth: 11

Date Made: ca. 1940

Maker: Royal National Institute for the Blind

Place of Origin: London, England

Credit Line: Gift of Wendy Ashcroft, 2009.28

Subjects: Braillewriters Shorthand

Dimension Notes: overall, open

Made: National Institute for the Blind

Material: Brass, steel, nickel, rubber, Bakelite

Updated: 02/15/2021