Galton Whistle Calibration Chart

Galton Whistle Calibration Chart

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Description
In 1876 an English scientist named Francis Galton introduced a whistle for testing the upper limits of audible sound in different persons. Max Thomas Edelmann, a physicist and instrument maker in Munich, improved the form in 1900. The inscriptions on this chart read “Galton-Pfeife No. 2092” and “Physikalisch-Mechanisches Institut von Prof. M. Th. Edelmann & Sohn in Munchen”.
Max Thomas Edelmann (1845-1913) began in business in 1870. The firm became Prof. Dr. M. Th. Edelmann & Sohn in 1899. Max Edelmann (1874-1940) became director of the firm in 1913.
Ref: “The Galton Whistle,” Science 12 (1900): 613.
Physikalisch-mechanischen Institut von Prof. Dr. M. Th. Edelmann & Sohn, Die Edelmannschen Grenzpfeifen (Galtonpfeifen) von D. M. Edelmann (Munich, 1921).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Chart, Galton Whistle Calibration
chart
used at
Cornell University
place made
Germany: Bavaria, Munich
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 33 cm x 21 cm; 13 in x 8 1/4 in
ID Number
MG.300427.199
catalog number
300427.199
serial number
2092
accession number
300427
Credit Line
Cornell University Department of Psychology
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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