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Talking Typewriter - Epson, Model HX-20, 1980s Object Reg. No: SH 970277

Epson talking typewriter acquired from Royal Institute of the Blind, Victoria, Australia, manufactured by Epson, United States of America, in the 1980s. The typist could hear the message and check that it was correct. Used by visually impaired people who could not read Braille.
Talking typewriter with brown keys placed on a white background. Micro cassette player, LCD screen and paper tape printer. Case is brown plastic with text moulded into clasps.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 71 mm (Height), 297 mm (Width), 396 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: writing equipment, disability organisations, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: special needs equipment
Inscriptions: Moulded text: EPSON Printed text: small/talk/VTEK [Extensive text] HX-20
Manufacturer: Epson, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1980-1989

Date is an estimate
Place Used: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Victoria, Australia

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