Mowat Sonar Sensor

Detector, Obstacle

Accession Number: 2007.33.16

Description: a) Sensor unit; celery green rectangular plastic case, textured sides; recessed screen on front covers two transducers, one an untra sonic emitter, the other a receiver; green plastic three-position slider; braided brown wrist strap on swivel post on side rear; battery compartment on back covers white 8.4v rechargible battery, cutout in cover for jack for recharging unit; label on side, "mowat sensor/model MS 01/WORMALD INTERNATIONAL SENSORY AIDS LTD/CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND" and patent info; label inside battery compartment, "SERIAL No. S1/236"; (b) dark brown soft leatherette case with zipper closure, "mowat sensor" embossed on top; (c) owners manual on cassette tape; (d) black plastic charger unit and cord; (e) gray plastic rechargeable 8.4v transister battery; (f) print instruction manual in ziplock bag; (ghi) styrofoam cradle and lid inside white cardboard shipping box, "mowat sensor/a mobility aid for the blind/WORMALD INTERNATIONAL SENSORY AIDS LTD."

Height: 2.125

Width: 1

Depth: 6

Date Made: 1978

Maker: Wormald International Sensory Aids, Ltd

Place of Origin: Christchurch, New Zealand

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: Orientation & Mobility Electronic Travel Aids

Dimension Notes: overall, sensor only; box is 9.5 x 7 x 4.25"

Made: Wormald International Sensory Aids, Ltd; Mowat, Geoff

Material: Plastic, styrofoam, aluminum, polyester, leatherette

Updated: 04/29/2014