- An acoumeter measures auditory acuity. The Lehman acoumeter was designed by Alfred Georg Ludwig Lehmann (1858-1921), a Danish psychologist who established an experimental laboratory at the University of Copenhagen. Here, the sound was generated by dropping a steel pellet on a small glass plate. The inscription on this example reads “C. H. STOELTING CO. / CHICAGO, ILL. U.S.A.”
- Ref: Carl Seashore, Experimental Psychology (1901).
- C. H. Stoelting Co., Psychological and Physiological Apparatus and Supplies (Chicago, 1930), p. 34.
- Stefan Raufer, “Early Instruments in Auditory Research,” DAGA (2018): 826-827.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- artist attribution
- C. Elbert Hoffman Apothecary
- C. H. Stoelting Company
- place made
- United States: Illinois, Chicago
- overall: 3 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 12.065 cm x 19.05 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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