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Artifact no.
1985.0824.001
Manufacturer
National Research Council Canada
Manufacturer Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Manufactured Date
Circa 1975
Context Function
CONVERTS VISUAL DISPLAY OF TIME TO TACTILE AND AUDITORY OUTPUT FOR THEBLIND
Context Technical
PROTOTYPE LED TO DIGITAL AUDITORY-TACTILE OUTPUT CLOCKS,CALCULATORS ETC. LONG BEFORE SYNTHETIC VOICE CLOCKS & CALCULATORS WERE DEVELOPED.
Context Canada
JIM SWAIL'S IDEA
Description
METAL BOX; ELECTRONIC DIGITAL DISPLAY; METAL-ON- PLASTIC TACTILE SURFACE; RUBBER FEET
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
BOX PAINTED TURQUOISE; DISPLAY APPEARS TO BE RED; GOLD- COVERED METAL-ON-TRANSLUCENT PLASTIC TACTILE SURFACE; BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS; BLACK FEET; SILVER-COLOURED METAL SPEAKER COVER ON SIDE.
Artifact Markings
'FAST SET/ SLOW SET/ SECONDS' PRINTED IN BLACK ABOVE THE 3BUTTONS ON FRONT; 'DIGITAL CLOCK' PRINTED IN BLACK ABOVE VISUAL DISPLAY ON SURFACE; '1st Version of Auditory & Tactile P.C. Board attached to Digital Display N.R.C. Aids for the Blind' HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK MARKER ON BOTTOM.
Artifact Missing
none apparent
Group 1
Medical Technology
Category 1
Research
Subcategory 1
Products
Group 2
Horology
Category 2
Clocks
Subcategory 2
Transmitting
Material
metal->;synthetic->plastic;resin->rubber
Length
21.1 cm
Width
14.3 cm