Mask for vision constriction

Psychology

Accession Number: 2012.psy.138

Instrument Name: Mask for vision constriction

Description:

The instrument consists of a rubber face mask resembling goggles, attached to a long wooden box with a square opening. A rubber strap attached to both sides of the rubber goggles with metal buckles allows for the mask to be worn and strapped to the head.

Primary Materials: Rubber, plastic, wood, metal

Markings:

Manufacturer’s label on bottom edge of rubber goggles: “WATERSPORTS” ; sticker on side of wooden box: “PROPERTY OF UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 12, Width = 15, Length = 24

Function:

Ultimate function unknown. The instrument’s possible functions include constricting the vision of the wearer for use in tests of attention and perception.

Condition:

Good. However, rubber of goggles has hardened, and is fragile and slightly cracked.

Manufacturer: Rubber goggle component: Watersports.

Date of Manufacture: c. 1970s?

Provenance: Department of Psychology, U of T