Tool for embossing symbol on metal embossing plate

Tongs, Embossing

Accession Number: 1998.59

Description: Steel embossing plate symbol tongs; arms riveted to squared joint (rounded corners) ; exaggerated bend in top arm about a quarter down its length; slight taper in both arms from joint to jaws; fittings riveted in jaws form tap and die to create "X" symbol; tool marks from files and band saw used to create tongs are left unfinished.

Height: 1.75

Width: 0.875

Depth: 12.875

Date Made: ca. 1925

Place of Origin: Louisville, Kentucky

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Subjects: Embossing tools. Manufacturing aids, tools, and supplies. Tactile graphics. Tactile printing process.

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Steel

Updated: 03/27/2012