Perkins Brailler History
The Perkins Brailler, viewed by many as the premiere mechanical braillewriter in the world, was first produced in 1951. The quality and reliability of the Perkins Brailler has kept it in demand and in production ever since, with only minimal improvements over the decades. Its success lies in two, nearly contradictory foundations – the remarkable precision of its design and production; and the bold financial commitment and idealism of its producers. The leadership and trustees of Perkins Products/Howe Press and its parent organization, Perkins School for the Blind, understood the need for the new brailler, and supported it unfalteringly through fifteen years of design, preparation, and expenditures that committed more than half of the capital of Howe Press.
Learn more about about the history of the Perkins Brailler: explore a brief history of braillewriters, the beginnings of the Perkins Brailler, what’s so special about the Perkins Brailler, manufacturing the Perkins Brailler, and the Perkins Brailler in the 21st century. Download the History of the Perkins Brailler.