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Dual Tracking Task Apparatus, Probably by C. F. Palmer, London, c. 1930

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Inventory Number: 84657
Object Type:
Persons: C. F. Palmer
Date Created: c. 1930
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2000-3/6
Brief Description: This electrical instrument was used in psychology laboratories to perform tests on eye-hand coordination. It is a lacquered wood box with brass joints. Inside the box is gearwork mounted on a platform that rolls along two rods that run the length of the box. This gearwork is powered by an electrical unit attached to the outside of the box, and there is a toggle switch next to the unit. Half of the box top swings open to reveal the gearbox and a lever setting marked in inches and labeled "FAST 78 SLOW". There is a smaller hinged lid on the other half of the box top that reveals a white circle divided into quadrants and set in a square frame. This can be moved horizontally by a crank handle extending from the top of the box and vertically from a knob slider on the side of the box.

This instrument was used at the IEP c. 1930-1950 and the acquisition information states that it was made by C.F. Palmer.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Transferred from the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, in 2000.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Brass
Glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
170 595 380 mm

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