Fall Apparatus

Fall Apparatus

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Matthäus Hipp devised the fall apparatus in order to control his chronoscope. In use, an ivory ball drops from a variable height upon a metal plate, breaking and making electrical contacts as it falls.
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Object Name
Apparatus, Fall
fall apparatus
Other Terms
Apparatus, Fall; Diagnostic Medicine
used at
Cornell University
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 66.1 cm x 20.4 cm x 25.1 cm; 26 in x 8 1/16 in x 9 7/8 in
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
Cornell University Department of Psychology
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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