Blue and yellow cardboard box containing a metal numbering machine. It has a metal frame, six numbered wheels and a release plunger. In addition to the machine, the box contains a pencil and a ready inked pad. The cardboard box is covered in writing including the name of the object, directions on how to use it, and the type of ink required.
Accession Number: 2011.psy.51
metal, paper, cardboard, wood (pencil), ink
Manufacturer’s information engraved on the front of the instrument, “Bates Manufacturing Co, Orange, NJ, USA.”.
Box: Height = 7, Width = 8, Length = 17; Numbering Machine: Height = 16, Width = 3.5, Length = 6.5
Function: Hand-held numbering machine.
Excellent. Tape is keeping the ink pad sealed.
Bates Manufacturing Co, Orange, NJ, USA.
Date of Manufacture:
Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto
Additional Information and References:
Edwin G. Bates invented the Bates numbering machine. The Bates Manufacturing Company patented it in 1893.