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Fall Apparatus

Fall Apparatus

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Apparatus, Fall
fall apparatus
used at
Cornell University
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
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
MG.300427.006
catalog number
300427.006
accession number
300427
Credit Line
Cornell University Department of Psychology
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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