Writing Apparatus for the Blind Patent [reproduction]


Accession Number: 2005.6

Description: Photographic reproduction on simulated parchment of letters patent no. 71,084, "Writing Apparatus for the Blind," November 19, 1867. Included 2 drawings of the device that was invented by John Synnott, of San Francisco, CA. The device is used for pencil/pen writing and consists of a rectangular box (tablet) into which paper is placed. Slots for holding 2 wire guides are built into the inside vertical edges of the box and are spaced 1/2 of an inch apart. The box has a side-hinged frame that closed over the paper and allows access for writing. Accession includes 2 copies of the reproduction.

Height: 11

Length: 8.5

Date Made: [2004 reproduction]

Place of Origin: Esterhazy, Canada [reproduction]

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2005.6

Subjects: Boards (writing) Patents. Pencil writing

Made: Vintage- Reprints [reproduction]

Material: Paper

Updated: 06/28/2021