Binaural Sensor

Detector, Obstacle

Accession Number: 2013.20.5

Description: (a) Heavy black plastic eyeglass frames, three screen covered circles above bridge, lower circle houses transmitter and upper two house receivers; miniaturized clear plastic hearing aids in earpieces; gray insulated cable from left temple leads to pentagonal steel control box, box enameled in dark gray metal-flek with bright finished aluminum and white plastic ends, aluminum end houses battery compartment, white end has on/off toggle, rotary volume control, and low/high toggle as well as remote jack, stamped "V147"; belt clip on bottom and adhesive label, "MANUFACTURED BY/VIGILANT LTD./CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND/U.S. PATENT NOs 3366922/3172075"; (b) brown vinyl carrying case; hinged lid secured by spring latch with key lock; carry handle with nickel plated steel gardware; interior has brown polyester pillow forms which hold unit in place; below latch in black and yellow Dynatape, in print & braille, "PAUL FILPUS"; (c) battery charger: gray-green metal flek enamel, rectangular body with two trays for batteries; copper and Bakelite terminals; felt on base; fuse on one side; brown plastic power cord.

Height: 10.5

Width: 8.5

Depth: 4

Date Made: 1970

Maker: Kay, Leslie

Place of Origin: Christchurch, New Zealand

Credit Line: Gift of Paul Filpus, 2013.20

Subjects: Orientation & Mobility Electronic Travel Aids

Dimension Notes: case, overall

Made: Vigilant LTD; Kay, Leslie

Material: Aluminum; copper, plastic, steel, vinyl, copper

Updated: 08/08/2013