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The Perkins Brailler


designed by David Abraham
produced by the Howe Press of Perkins School for the Blind
Watertown, Massachusetts

The Perkins Brailler

Abraham designed the writer so that it would be easy for children, as well as adults, to use. Its features are lightness of touch, quiet operation, and a locking device that prevents paper from falling out of the machine. The fixed carriage, with movable punch and die box, prevents accidents and damage that could occur with a movable carriage. Entirely enclosed in aluminum plates, with keys projecting only slightly, the braillewriter is very sturdy and not easily damaged. This is the current "classic" model for school and general use.

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