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Braille Writer - L.C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc, circa 1920s-1930s Object Reg. No: SH 931167

Alternative Name: Brailler

Braille Writer manufactured by L.C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc for the American Foundation for the Blind, circa 1920s-1930s. It was used by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind.
Shiny steel Braille writer, with six black plastic keys and one larger steel key, the space bar. The machine keyboard is wide and it has a piano-like appearance. Paper is placed at the back of the key board on top of a metal roller. A side knob turns the roller. The paper is held in place by a metal bar. The machine rests on rubber feet, which also help to keep it stable and in place.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.00 cm (Height), 28.00 cm (Width), 46.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: writing equipment, disability organisations, visual impairment, braille
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: special needs equipment
Inscriptions: On writer: American Foundation for the Blind Inc./New York, N.Y./Manufactured for the Foundation by L.C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc.
Manufacturer: L.C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc., Australia, circa 1920s-1930s
Manufactured For: American Foundation for the Blind Inc, New York, United States of America, circa 1920s-1930s
User: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1980s

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