Test for Color Blindness

Psychological Tests

Accession Number: 2011.psy.5

Instrument Name: Holmgren Test for Colour Blindness

Description:

Two identical boxes with the same contents.

A green compartmentalized box with a solid wooden base and flip-top cardboard lid that is attached along one of the long sides. The inside surface of the lid contains original typed directions as well as inserted, typed procedures. There are four compartments to the box: three small ones contain three control skeins attached to brass tags with letters A, B, and C; and a larger compartment which contains forty test skeins (a full set).

In one box the colour skeins are more bleached than the other.

Alternative Name:

Professor Holmgren’s Worsted Test for Color Blindness; Holmgren

Primary Materials: Wool, Brass, Cardboard, Wood

Markings:

The case is marked on the outside with the test title: “Professor Holmgren’s Worsted Test for Color Blindness”. A label is affixed to the front of the lid, typed: “University of Toronto Department of Psychology” marked in pencil “BH? 187Ab?637” in pen “21” crossed out replaced with “11”. The side of box has a sticker: “Property of University of Toronto”. The bottom of the box has sticker: “PSYC 037.” Directions on the inside of the lid identify the “American Optical Company, Southbridge, Massachusetts” as the manufacturer.

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Height = 4, Width = 12, Length = 26.5; Control Skeins: Length = 7; Test Skeins: Length = 5

Function:

A diagnostic test for colour blindness.

Condition:

Box 1: Poor: The box is in poor condition: a portion of the lid is missing, torn corners, fraying sides, tape is holding the long side of the lid to the base. Skein colour and condition: good. The overall object is fragile due to prolonged exposure to light.

Box 2: The box is in poor condition: a portion of the lid is missing, torn corners, fraying sides, tape is holding the long side of the lid to the base. Skein colour and condition: fair. The overall object is fragile due to prolonged exposure to light.

See condition report in exhibitions folder.

Associated Instruments: 2012.psy.83, 2012.psy.99, 2012.psy.100

Manufacturer:

American Optical Company, Southbridge, Massachusetts

Date of Manufacture:

Provenance:

Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto

Donated to UTSIC: No

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