Box of Optical Pieces

Psychology

Accession Number: 2017.psy.193

Instrument Name: Box of Optical Pieces

Description:

This is a cardboard box filled with prisms in paper envelopes, most of which are sealed. There are ten prisms, and an eleventh envelope with nothing inside. Each envelope is labelled with its contents. There is also a smaller cardboard box which contains a GE Projection Lamp in a box cushioned by newspaper. There is also a piece of wood.

Primary Materials: Cardboard, Glass, Card, Wood

Markings:

Each envelope is labelled, in type:
Two: “STOCK #3275 RIGHT ANGLE PRISM SILVERED A-38, B-54, C-38 MM”
One: “S N 2143 GROUND GL – SATIN FINISH SIZE 2-1-4 X 3-1-4 X 1-16′ ‘” “EDMUND SCIENTIFIC CO. BARRINGTON, N.J.”
“EDMUND SCIENTIFIC CO. BARRINGTON, N.J. 08007″
Two: “STOCK NO 6246 EYE ACHROMAT COATED DIA 39MM F L 63MM” “EDMUND SCIENTIFIC CO. BARRINGTON, N.J.”
Two: “STOCK NO 4010 HEAT ABSORBING GLASS-SIZE 2X2′ ‘. IF USED WITH OVER A 150 WATT BULB, A MOTOR BLOWER SHOULD BE USED.” “EDMUND SCIENTIFIC CO. BARRINGTON, N.J. 08007″
One: “STOCK #74 BAYONET BASE SOCKET DOUBLE CONTACT”
One: “EDMUND SCIENTIFIC BARRINGTON, N.J. 08007″
One: “STOCK NO 30456 GROUND GLASS 1 3-8′ ‘ X2′ ‘ x1-8 ” THICK” “EDMUND SCIENTIFIC CO. BARRINGTON, N.J. 08007″

On the Projection Lamp: “GE Projection Lamp” “General Electric”

Dimensions (cm): 30cm x 14cm x 11cm

Function: Research involving optics or vision.

Condition: Good. The box is worn at the edges.

Manufacturer:

Various: Edmund Scientific Co, General Electric

Date of Manufacture: c. 1950s

Provenance: Department of Psychology

Donated to UTSIC: No