Dynamometer

Dynamometer

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Description
This aluminum device was designed to test the strength of hand muscles. A tag on the bottom reads “J. A. PRESTON CORP.” The J. A. Preston Corp., a firm that specialized in rehabilitation products, gave this example to the Smithsonian in 1984.
Ref: J. A. Preston Corp., Preston Equipment for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (New York, 1968), p. 111.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
psychology coll object
dynamometer, hand
date made
around 1984
maker
J. A. Preston Corp.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in x 1 in; 5.715 cm x 9.2075 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1984.0750.12
catalog number
1984.0750.12
accession number
1984.0750
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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