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1958 Perkins Brailler Serial # A2842 1958 Perkins Brailler typewriter, Serial # A2842 Stephen Clancy's 1958 Perkins Brailler typewriter. 2018-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Stephen Clancy: 1958 Perkins Brailler Serial # A2842 While the manufacturer does not maintain a specific serial number database, I spoke with Mr. Dan Roy who is the production manager at the Perkins School For The Blind. He was able to provide the following information concerning the serial numbering:
Starting in 1951, with the introduction of this brailler, original serial numbers consisted of a 4 digit numeric sequence, starting at 0001 and proceeding through 9999. After that, an alpha character was added at the front of the serial number, starting with "A" and proceeding though "Z" (A0001). After this sequencing was exhausted, the serial number construction changed again. Mr. Roy states that approximately 2,000 machines were produced each year and, based on this information, I believe this particular brailler was produced in 1958**.

Special thanks to Joyce Schulz and Gunnar Collins for giving me this machine.

** The printed material sent with the machine bears a range of dates after the production of this machine. I believe that this machine was obtained by Mr. Collins' mother (who was a librarian) as a reconditioned or used machine with updated paperwork.

1958 Perkins Brailler #A2842

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Stephen Clancy (navyldolcdr)
Created: 03-12-2018 at 04:06PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2018 at 05:05AM


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While the manufacturer does not maintain a specific serial number database, I spoke with Mr. Dan Roy who is the production manager at the Perkins School For The Blind. He was able to provide the following information concerning the serial numbering:
Starting in 1951, with the introduction of this brailler, original serial numbers consisted of a 4 digit numeric sequence, starting at 0001 and proceeding through 9999. After that, an alpha character was added at the front of the serial number, starting with "A" and proceeding though "Z" (A0001). After this sequencing was exhausted, the serial number construction changed again. Mr. Roy states that approximately 2,000 machines were produced each year and, based on this information, I believe this particular brailler was produced in 1958**.

Special thanks to Joyce Schulz and Gunnar Collins for giving me this machine.

** The printed material sent with the machine bears a range of dates after the production of this machine. I believe that this machine was obtained by Mr. Collins' mother (who was a librarian) as a reconditioned or used machine with updated paperwork.

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Retired in June of 2015 and relocated from IL to NC (no more snow and cold but unfortunately, no more Portillo's Chicago dogs either). Missed my old manual typewriter and went on the hunt for a replacement. My first find was a 1920 Royal Model 10 (second design with the dual side glass) . Have always been very fond of typewriters, from the old portable that my mother used, to my first typing class in 1967, then on into the Navy where, as a Communications Yeoman, I worked on the AN/UGC-6 with the 28 ASR (automatic send receive) teletype machine as well as the IBM card punch machines in use at the time. I guess you can say that from 1967 onward, I have been typing on one machine or another, and now have started collecting as my little part in the preservation of the great machines of he past.



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