Basin Depot 1999-2000 - Slate
This flat thin square-edged slate fragment comes from a child's writing tablet. The carefully trimmed edges were fitted into a wooden frame. Students wrote on these with a slate pencil or piece of chalk, enabling them to do copy work, erase and start over - again and again.
Collection: Basin Depot 1999
Object: Writing Tablet
Period: Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century
This writing slate may have belonged to a child, as standard school equipment. It would have originally been page-sized and enclosed in a wooden frame. A stylus or piece of chalk would have been used to write or draw upon it.