Braille-n-Print

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Copyright Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind
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Collection APH Collection
Artist Wilson, Norman [inventer]
Credit line APH Collection, 2006.41
Date ca. 1985
Description Tan-enameled rectangular steel case with four light gray rubber feet; nickel-plated toggle on front right, red LED on front left; top has four holes to accomodate feet of Perkins Brailler; eight spring loaded brass posts; raised shelf on back edge of top; jack on back left for 9V AC/DC adaptor, gray plastic parallel printer cable with royal blue jack; screen printed on front, "BRAILLE-n-PRINT/quantum"; serial#257; label on reverse, "Howe Press/Perkins School For the Blind".
Dimensions H-3.25 W-14.125 D-10 inches
Dimension notes Chassis overall, does not include printer cable
Year Range from 1984
Year range to 1990
Made Quantum
Material Steel, brass, rubber, plastic
Object ID 2006.41.1
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Place of Origin Australia
People Wilson, Norman
Jones, Gary
Tingle, Lou
Provenance/History The Braille-n-Print, a device that allowed the user to produce both a braille copy and a print copy of a document prepared on a Perkins Brailler, was invented by Norman Wilson in Australia and introduced by Quantum in 1984. The U.S. distributor was Humanware, Inc. The device was useful for students whose teachers were not braille readers and other uses where both a braille and print copy of a document were desirable. The first models also had a modest 24K memory..
APH supervisor Lou Tingle acquired this device to accommodate Gary Jones when he worked in Quality Control. Jones used it to print weekly quality reports for Tingle about the talking book tapes he was checking from the Mastering Department.
Search Terms APH talking book production
APH quality control
Subjects Braille
Braillewriters
Title Braille-n-Print
Used American Printing House for the Blind
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