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Perkins Braillewriter

ca. 1900

Perkins Institution, Watertown, MA

Perkins Braillewriter

This braillewriter has six conventional keys, a backspace key on the left side and a center space key. Paper rolls around the wooden roller inside a stationary drum. The frame is cast iron with black enamel finish and the inscription in gold lettering reads, "The Perkins Braillewriter, Perkins Institution, Watertown, Mass, Patent Pending."

Size: 15 x 4½ x 7½ inches

Weight: about nine pounds

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