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Set of type for raised letters.
Great Britain?, 19th century?
Physical Description:
52 pieces of type, in wooden case ; case 36 x 39 x 4 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Flat C 2021 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title devised by cataloger.
Set of type with metal pins to be used to print raised letters that could be read by touch. The type appears to be a variant of Decapoint, the system invented by Louise Braille circa 1839, in which the Latin alphabet is represented in conventional forms, legible without training to the sighted, but with lines composed of embossed dots like those used in Braille.
The type is stored in a lidded wooden case that includes a hinged equivalent of a galley (made of wood) where the type can be set. Each piece of type measures approximately 3.4 x 0.6 x 0.7 cm.
Subject Terms:
Blind -- Printing and writing systems.
Type (composition equipment)
Wood (plant material)

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