Top-hinged upward-writing braille slate

Slate, Pocket

Accession Number: 1992.3

Description: Upward writing pocket slate with four lines of 31 cells; pins in bottom plate; paper is inserted through the top hinge; clear plastic; corners slightly rounded; hinged on long side with two widely separated smallish piano hinges; metal registration pins pointing up from bottom frame; top frame has dimples in edges of cell windows to guide placement of stylus; raised lines vertically every five cells; horizontal raised lines at top, bottom, and between rows 2 and 3; no markings.

Height: 2.125

Width: 9.75

Date Made: ca. 1980

Place of Origin: Chicago, IL

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Subjects: Braille Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: Illinois Institute of Technology

Material: Plastic

Updated: 11/19/2013