Dual Tracking Task Apparatus, Probably by C.F. Palmer, London, c.1920
|Inventory Number:|| 67865|
|Object Type:|| |
|Persons:||C. F. Palmer|
|Place Created:|| England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||This mechanical instrument was used in psychology laboratories to study eye-hand coordination. |
It is a wood box containing gearwork that controls three small moving platforms which are visible through a arc-shaped opening in the top of the box. One of these platforms can be moved by a brass knob slider on the top of the box, and another can be moved by turning an aluminum dial also on top of the box. A section at the front of the box opens on hinges to reveal the gearwork and a setting marked "SLOW FAST". There is a black lacquered dial at the front of the box for winding the gearwork and, next to this, another small pull lever.
This instrument was used at the Institute of Experimental Psychology (IEP), University of Oxford c. 1948. Acquisition information states it was made by C.F. Palmer c. 1920 or earlier.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Unsigned and undated|
|Provenance:||Transferred from the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, in 2000.|