Writing frame for the blind, Stockholm, Sweden, 1871
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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Glossary: writing machine