Color Perception Test

Catalogue Number: 2367
Color Perception Test
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Colour Vision Test
Designer/inventor: B R Philip
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1930s
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago, Ill, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: C H Stoelting Co
Description Of Item: A boxed colour vision test consisting of 40 cards, each with 36 coloured dots, which are sorted according to the predominating colour. The test aims to gauge the speed and accuracy of the colour perception of individuals. A single folded sheet 'Manual of Instructions' and a pad of score sheets are included. Also included, printed on the letterhead of the distributor or manufacturer C H Stoelting Co, is a reprint of an article by BR Philip from the American Journal of Psychology Vol 51 No 1 Jan 1938: The Discrimination of Color Mass, giving detailed instructions and results analysis. Box 310 x 154 x 33mm.
Historical Significance: The results of a comparison of this colour vision test with 5 others was reported by Philip in a further article in the American Journal of Psychology, Vol 51 No 3, July 1938.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: Sept 2013
Condition: Test cards good, box fragile
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 1 Drawer 2

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