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Reading and Writing Aids - Slate & Stylus: Desk Slate

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      Artifact #39

      Desk Slate

      Artifact Description:

      Desk slates (also called board slates) come with a wooden or Masonite board that provides a stiff, hard writing surface. The slate has pegs for attaching to holes in the board. After the first lines are written, the user opens the slate and slides it down the board until its pegs fit into the next set of holes. A clamp holds the Braille paper in place. This process is continued until the whole sheet of paper is filled.

      Picture of Desk Slate with Slate Closed

      Picture of Desk Slate with Slate Open