I am not up to date with Braille writing products.
There did used to be a metal one-line frame to manually rite each dot.
Maybe others know better than me.
Is the Braille dymo labeler no longer available?
David W Wood
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Do you know whether any of the Braille frames might be suitable for
making the occasional label?
I have loads of rolls of the 12mm Dymo tape here but the plastic Dymo
labeller is so rubbish I can't use it consistently either.
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As others have said, the modern Perkins is not as robust as the originals.
Mine is serial 1472 I think, and is now more than fifty years old and
The Stainsby was a downward writer, the paper being clamped into a bar
was held in place by two lugs at the top of a robust metal board.offset
The carriage had to be manually moved down line by line.
It wrote from right to left as it was a downward writing device, the keys
being roughly in the same orientation as the character being written, and
each representing a dot.
Another difference between it and the Perkins is that you could write on
both sides of the paper as the clamp had lugs on both surfaces, being
from each other.Of
David W Wood
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Are there any affordable alternatives to the Perkins Brailler?
I have used at least 4 different Perkins in my lifetime and I find them
to be the most unreliable, inconsistent and unreliable machines I have
ever touched. To say nothing of the arcane design.
Are there any viable alternatives that are affordable? I once had a
feel of something which I think was called a 'Stainsby' Brailler but I
can find no information about where to get one.
I don't need to type a lot of Braille but need to be able to make labels