Unknown

Psychology · Unidentified

Accession Number: 2011.psy.35

Instrument Name: Unknown

Description:

Rectangular wooden box with brass fittings and two terminals on top.

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: Wood, Brass

Markings:

Old Inventory Number = PSYCH040. The manufacturer’s logo is engraved on the side: “Kokomo Electric Co; Kingston; Kokomo Ind.” as well as the mark “special”. “Primary” is written in pencil on the left side of the object.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 5.5, Width = 11, Length = 14

Function:

Condition:

Excellent. The only damages the object sustained were a few scratches and pencil and pen marks.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer:

Kokomo Electric Co,. Kokomo, Indiana, U.S.A.

Date of Manufacture:

Provenance:

Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto

Donated to UTSIC: No

Historical Notes:

George Kingston (1863-1946) was the inventor of the Kingston carburetor in 1902 in Komomo, Indiana. He came to Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana in 1901 and first worked for the Ford and Donnely Foundry. Along with Chlarles T. Byrne, he founded Byrne, Kingston &Company, which manufactured carburetors, automotive accessories, appliances and other instruments. The company later became known as Kingston Products. Kokomo Electric company was established to manufacture spark coils and spark plugs for autmobles, and other ignition and electrical related goods. (“George Kingston (carburetor),” 2012)
1) Wikipedia contributors, “George Kingston (carburetor),” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Kingston_(carburetor)&oldid=445261701 (accessed January 10, 2012)