Bates Numbering Machine
Accession Number: 2011.psy.51
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.
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
Edwin G. Bates invented the Bates numbering machine. The Bates Manufacturing Company patented it in 1893.
The instrument is made up of four different components: the box, the numbering machine, the ink pad and the pencil.