Regnier Dynamometer

Regnier Dynamometer

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Dynamometers measure strength, of people, animals, and machines. Edmé Régnier—a gunmaker in Paris who served on the Commission for firearms during the French Revolution, and later as the founding Director of the Musée d’Artillerie—introduced the first successful form in the late 1790s. This instrument is of that sort. The primary inscription reads “Dynamomètre de Régnier / à Beau-Grenelle / Banlieu-de-Paris”. Another reads “TM”.
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date made
nineteenth century
place made
France: Île-de-France, Département de Ville-de-Paris
overall: 3 1/2 in x 13 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 33.655 cm x 31.115 cm
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Science & Scientific Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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