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Writing frame for the blind, Stockholm, Sweden, 1871

Science Museum, London


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Used by blind people for writing, this frame helps them to write with equal spacing. The paper is clamped down either side and the metal guide has a hole, large enough to write a single letter, where a pencil is placed. As the person writes the guide moves along is a straight line. A line of holes is also provided for writing in a system of dots known as Braille. The machine was made by C A Carlsson and the presented to the collections by the Swedish Government.


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Writing frame for the blind, Stockholm, Sweden, 1871. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

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