Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with Fred Tumbrink

Date of Interview: 

Fri, 07/15/2005

Collection: 

Interviewer: 

Interviewee: 

Subjects: 

American Printing House for the Blind, Employees, Labor unions, Machinery, Maintenance & repair

Call Number: 

2006.13.15b

Fred Tumbrink talks about working as a machinist in the Maintenance Department of the American Printing House for the Blind from 1941 until his retirement in 1986. He mentions welding frames for braille writers, repairing stitching machines for the Bindery, and working on stereograph machines at an offsite location at Ninth and Broadway Streets. He also talks about the Teamster Union and APH, and recounts his experiences as union steward.

Get It Here