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The Physical Sciences Study Committee (PSSC) used simple ticker tape timers to measure small intervals of time. The form was introduced in the late 1950s, and remained in use for 50 years. This example has a small aluminum battery holder marked: KEYSTONE ELECTRONICS N.Y. 12, N.Y. No. 176
Ref: PSSC, Physics Laboratory Guide (1960), p. 10 (photo of two boys using a ticker tape timer); p. 42 (photo of timer with dynamic cart).
Macalaster Scientific Company, Catalog (1971-1972), p. 13 (for recording timer)
Central Scientific Company, Educational Catalog (1974), p. 48 (for recording timer)
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Object Name
Ticker Tape Timer
Date made
ca. 1960
Physical Science Study Committee
overall; timer: 2 1/4 in x 7 in x 3 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 17.78 cm x 8.255 cm
overall; timer: 2 1/8 in x 7 in x 3 1/4 in; 5.3975 cm x 17.78 cm x 8.255 cm
overall; tape: 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 8.5725 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Uri Haber-Schaim
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