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Catalog Number 10582-14
Title Test Lamp Used with Vehicle Detector
Object Name Tester, Electrical
Description A square plastic box with a light loosely held inside. One metal prong is sticking out the top right side. A wire is protruding out of the lower left. "Add: Plug & Battery for lamp circuit" is inscribed on the paper inside the box.
Culture American
Material plastics, metal, glass
Height (in) 1.75
Width (in) 1.75
Depth (in) 0.75
Other Name Test Lamp
History This test lamp was used in the automatic driving test project developed by Leland Hancock and the Nebraska Department of Roads in the 1950s. The proposed project involved installing an autopilot feature in cars and highways that could take over a car in an emergency.
Credit line Leland M. Hancock, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Hancock, Leland M.
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