Tom Poppe interview [Sound recording]

Recording, Audio

Accession Number: 2006.13.35

Scope & Content: Tom Poppe began working as a model maker at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) in 1980. He talks about some of the product prototypes and patterns that he has designed and made over the years, including the Light Box, which was his first project, and several tactile graphics products such as, the Sensory Stimulation Kit, Thingmobile, tactile maps, Trunk, StackUps, Scattered Crowns, and Web Chase. He describes production processes for tactile graphics; the company's use of the APH PEARL Machine and a thermographic printer called the Green Machine for finished pieces; and his work on a tactile map being custom-designed for the Kentucky School for the Blind as part of APH's 150th anniversary celebration.

Narrator: Poppe, Tom

Interviewer: Randles, Raymond

Interview Date: 03/19/2008

Interview Length: 69 minutes

Interview Place: Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Extent: 69 minutes

Collection: APH Oral History Collection

Credit Line: APH Oral History Collection, 2006.13

Media Type: Compact Disc

Subjects: Employees Interviews Product and market development Tactile graphics Prototypes

Interview Restrictions: All copyrights belong to the American Printing House for the Blind. Contact the Museum concerning any restrictions.