C-4 Laser Cane

Cane, Laser

Accession Number: 2007.33.40

Description: C-4 laser cane; breaks in half at quick disconnect joint; top half is 1.125" diameter white enameled crook (3" internal diameter, 180 degree turn) with speaker and clear plexi tube threaded to open end, RCA jack for battery recharge at bottom of crook; laser unit in front of crook, with three emitters, aimed parallel to cane, 45 degrees to cane, and perpendicular to cane, the down, forward, and up channels; black toggle power switch behind lasers, sliding range switch to left of lasers, and hole for tactile stimulator to right; in front of lasers, tube narrows to 1"; just above quick connect is the receiver unit, three round glass lenses aimed in same direction as the lasers, parallel, 45 degree, and perpendicular; lower half of cane is 3/4" diameter aluminum tube covered with white Scotchlite reflective tape, 6" of red Scotchlite; friction-fit standard white nylon pencil tip; dynotape on left of receiver unit, "SN-9".

Height: 51

Width: 1.375

Depth: 6.25

Date Made: ca. 1971

Collection: AER O&M Division C. Warren Bledsoe Archives

History/Provenance: AER O&M Division C. Warren Bledsoe Archives

Credit Line: Gift of Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Subjects: Blindness Rehabilitation Orientation & Mobility Canes for the blind

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: Bionic Instruments, Inc.

Material: Aluminum, glass, plastic, nylon, brass

Exhibit Label: Cane, Laser

Updated: 04/29/2014