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Catalog Number 04.0017.001
Object Name Recorder, Tape
Title Bell and Howell Language Master Audio-Visual Program
Description 04.0017.001.01 - Bell & Howell Language Master Model 717 B
04.0017.001.02 - Box for cards, slides, etc.
04.0017.001.03 - Box top

.01 Textured metal with blue enamel. The lid opens on hinges with closures on the sides and has a rubber handle in an indent on the top. The maker’s name is on the front and back. "Speech Therapy Rehabilitation" is written in red marker on the top. The inside of the instrument has a compartment in the back for the electrical cord. The control panel is brown plastic with "record, repeat, instructor volume control, student volume control" dials. There is a groove for the word cards.

.02 Cardboard box with plastic covering. It has the maker’s information in black over orange/white background. Inside the box are the cards, slides, manuals, etc. for the Language System.

Joseph S. Keenan, Ph.D.
Date April 1975
Accession number 04.0017.001
Catalog date 2004-11-30
Catalog type History
Provenance This language system was used in the Clinical Center’s (CC) Rehabilitation Department to help patients with aphasia learn to speak and differentiate between words. The recorder was used to record the proper pronunciation of a word by the instructor and then the student’s pronunciation. The student could then play back both recordings to hear the difference.
Updated 2017-03-10
Condition Very Good
Organizations NIH; CC, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Buildings Building 10 ("CC" Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center)
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # .01 390972
Serial # .01 5104065
People Keenan, Joseph S.
Gerber, Lynn H.