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Braille Writer - Redwing Ltd, St Dunstans, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: SH 931166

Summary:
Alternative Name: Brailler

St Dunstan's braille writer, manufactured by Redwing Ltd, circa 1920s. Later used by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind.

The St Dunstans braille writer was developed in Britain in the 1920s by an organization servicing the war blind of World War I.
Description:
Metal Braille writer on a wooden base - probably originally in a cloth-covered wooden case. There are six smaller keys with a large key (space bar) in front; at the back of the keys is a roller arrangement (similar to a typewriter) where paper is placed when typing is done. There are two clips at the front of the wooden base, for fastening the cover to the base.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 145 mm (Height), 385 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: writing equipment, visual impairment, braille, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: special needs equipment
Inscriptions: On Machine: St Dunstans Braillewriter/Mark 11 Ser. No. 809/Made by Redwing Ltd. Croydon, England.
Manufacturer: Redwing Ltd., Croydon, England, Great Britain, circa 1920s
User: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1990s

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