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AG Center for the Blind
1445 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
Email: Blind@ag.org
Phone: 417-831-1964
Fax: 417-863-7276

 

 

Our History

By Paul Weingartner

Washing Machine

What do a wringer washing machine, a small farmhouse in Michigan, and a blind girl in Kansas City have in common?

Over fifty years ago, God put a vision in the heart of Mildred Whitney. That vision was to see the Gospel made available to the Blind. With that call of God in her heart, she began her Braille lessons. She hand-punched the "Adult Student Quarterly" into Braille, painted the sheet with shellac, and hung it up to dry to be used as plates. A soaked sheet of paper was placed over the plate and run though a wringer washing machine. These sheets were hung up to dry through out her small farmhouse in Michigan.

This was the beginning of what is now a dynamic ministry.

Over the years there have been many changes:

What do a wringer washing machine, a small farmhouse in Michigan, and a blind girl in Kansas City have in common?

The ministry that began over 50 years ago with hand- punched Braille Adult Student Quarterly then duplicated by a wringer washing machine from a small farmhouse in Michigan is now producing top quality cassette, Braille, and tactile graphics for Blind adults and Blind children.