Educational Aids : Spelling, Math, Geography, Science, and Music
Object ID:
Sewell Raised Line Drawing Kit
(a) clipboard is Masonite with rounded corners, coated with a 1/16" layer of brown rubber; two nickel plated clips at top, tightened by thumbscrews; screen printed on back, "Sewell Raised Line Drawing Kit/PATENT NO. 2,616,198/DISTRIBUTED BY AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND INC./NEW YORK CITY": (b) brown plastic stylus.
H-13 W-8.75 D-1 inches
Made by:
American Foundation for the Blind
Harry P. Sewell was part of an ad-hoc research council in the 1940s in New York that met at the American Foundation for the Blind. He received a patent for his raised line writing system in 1952. By 1955, Sewell was manufacturing the kits in a small shop and distributing them through AFB. A version is still available in 2017 from MaxiAids.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mireille Duhen, 2017.14.
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Clipboard for Sewell Embossing KitClipboard for Sewell Embossing Kit
Stylus for Sewell Embossing KitStylus for Sewell Embossing Kit
Label on Sewell Embossing KitLabel on Sewell Embossing Kit