Hughes 'Typograph', Typewriter for blind people

Made:
1850 in London
maker:
G A Hughes

Hughes' typograph for the use of the blind, 1850. This machine enabled people who were blind to write without using type, done by using raised characters which could be read by touch. It was awarded medals at the Great Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862.

Hughes' typograph for the use of the blind, 1850. This machine enabled people who were blind to write without using type, done by using raised (embossed) characters which could be read by touch. It was awarded medals at the Great Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862.

Details

Category:
Printing & Writing
Object Number:
1862-20
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), iron, leather, paper (fibre product), wood (unidentified)
type:
writing machine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
M R Wild
status:
Loan

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