Galton’s Instrument for the Estimation of Angles


An inscription on this Galton Instrument for the Estimation of Angles reads “THE CAMBRIDGE / SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT Co Ltd / CAMBRIDGE ENGLAND / No 2971.”

Ref: A Descriptive List of Anthropometric Apparatus: Consisting of Instruments for Measuring and Testing the Chief Physical Characteristics of the Human Body Designed under the Direction of Mr. Francis Galton, and Manufactured and Sold by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company (Cambridge, 1887).

The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Society, Physiological Instruments (Cambridge, 1899), p. 109.

Used At: Cornell UniversityMaker: Cambridge & Paul Instrument Co., Ltd.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Cambridge

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Credit Line: Cornell University Department of Psychology

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.300427.165Catalog Number: 300427.165Accession Number: 300427

Object Name: Disc, Estimatingestimating discOther Terms: Disc, Estimating; Diagnostic Medicine

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)bakelite (overall material)Measurements: overall: .03 cm x 20.4 cm; in x 8 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_734054

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