Thompson platen presses, ca. 1930

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.118

Description: Black and white glossy; three American Printing House for the Blind employees stand in a row operating Thompson Platen Presses; the man in the front is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, slacks, and white shoes; the man behind him is wearing a short-sleeved shirt and slacks; the man behind him is wearing a short sleeved shirt and slacks; two open windows can be seen behind them; there is a calendar on the wall in the background. Museum has two copies: 2004.134.49.117-118.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 8" (h) x 10" (w)

Date: ca. 1930

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: Thompson Platen Presses were a type a clamshell press. A pair of braille embossing plates are held open in the jaws of the press, the operator's left hand removes a sheet of paper from the press as his right hand reaches for a fresh sheet from a stack on a table to his right.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Braille Presses Printing presses