distance and velocity recorder

distance and velocity recorder

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Georg Gőbel, a machinist in Darmstadt, Germany, obtained a U.S. patent for a distance and velocity recorder in 1878. This is the model he submitted with his patent application. The inscription on the dial reads "Gobel's Patent."
Ref: Georg Gobel, “Distance and Velocity Recorder,” U.S. Patent 202,433 (April 16, 1878).
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distance and velocity recorder
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Patent Model
overall: 11 in x 11 in x 7 in; 27.94 cm x 27.94 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: 10 7/8 in x 11 in x 7 in; 27.6225 cm x 27.94 cm x 17.78 cm
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