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Boston Braille Writer

ca. 1910

Perkins School for the Blind, Boston

Boston Braille Writer

The braillewriter has a black cast iron body with wooden keys. Innovations introduced on this machine are a carriage release lever located on the top right side of the machine and the first self-operating carriage feeding mechanism. The braillewriters produced at Perkins were called "Boston Braille Writer" for only a short time. The name reverted to the previous "Perkins Braillewriter."

Size: 13 x 4.5 x 7.5 inches

Weight: about eight pounds

Loan from Perkins School for the Blind

Index of Mechanical Braille Writers for Embossed Characters