Tuning Forks

Psychology

Accession Number: 2013.psy.149

Description:

Twelve steel tuning forks are arranged in a flat, lined box.

Primary Materials: Steel, cloth

Markings:

Marking on each fork: “+30”, “+27”, “+20”, “+14”, “+8”, “S435 V.D.”, “+3”, “+2”, “+1”, “+0.5”, “S 435 V.D.”, “+5”.

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Height = 3, Length = 33.5, Width = 16.5

Function:

Unknown: possibly to test hearing discrimination.

Condition:

Good to Fair: The box is worn and has lost its lid, and the fabric shows some disintegration. The forks are slightly rusted.

Provenance:

Department of Psychology, University of Toronto