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Braille Writer - V. L. Martin Co. Ltd, Stainsby, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 931151

Summary:
Alternative Name: Brailler

Stainsby Braille Writer manufactured by V. L. Martin Co. Ltd, circa 1940. The instruction booklet was printed and published by the Royal National Institute for the Blind, circa 1940. This model of Stainsby Braille Writer was first manufactured circa 1933. Used by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind.

This Braille Writer was one of the models sometimes called "crab writers" for their sideways movement and six keys that extend, three on each side of the carriage.
Description:
Braille writing kit, all housed in a brown cardboard case. It consists of a metal Braille writing machine, a long slim rectangular device with six silver keys and a bell. A metal clamp in a plastic sleeve, and two metal hinged plates with Braille markings. A booklet of instructions for use is included, with instructions in Braille as well as standard English, plus some loose sheets of brown manilla paper with Braille inscriptions. There is no board.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 32.00 cm (Width), 40.00 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: Label stuck onto case: INT. LINE.
On cover of instruction book: Directions/for operating the/Stainsby/Braille Writer/Printed and Published by The Royal National Institute for the Blind/Great Portland Street, London, W.1.
Manufacturer: V. L. Martin Co. Ltd, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1940
Publisher: Royal National Institute for the Blind, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1940
User: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1980s
References: John McCaskie: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, 1866-1973.

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