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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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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