- The “METRONOSCOPE” inscription on the case of this instrument refers to a device that exposes written material at timed intervals, in order to facilitate the development of reading skills and speed. This probably dates from the 1930s.
- Earl Aulick Taylor (1901-1965), aided by his brothers James and Carl, created the Ophthalmograph and the Metronoscope, two devices used to record eye movement during reading and to train people to read more effectively.
- Ref: “MACHINES TO SPEED STUDENTS’ READING,” New York Times (June 26, 1951), p. 31.
- “DR. EARL TAYLOR, TAUGHT READING,” New York Times (Nov. 19, 1965), p. 39.
- Earl A. Taylor, Controlled Reading: A Correlation of Diagnostic, Teaching and Corrective Techniques (Chicago, 1937).
- Earl A. Taylor, James Y. Taylor, and Carl C. Taylor, “Art of Orthoptic Training,” U.S. Patent 2,110,344 (March 8, 1938), assigned to Educational Laboratories in Brownwood, Texas.
- Earl A. Taylor, “Means and Method of Treating Eyes,” U.S. Patent 2.184,131 (Dec. 19, 1939), assigned to Educational Laboratories in Brownwood, Texas.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Rolls, Reading, Metronoscope, Set of
- Other Terms
- Rolls, Reading, Metronoscope, Set of; Diagnostic Medicine
- overall: 9 3/8 in x 13 in x 10 1/4 in; 23.8125 cm x 33.02 cm x 26.035 cm
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- Credit Line
- Ruth Fisher
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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