Olfactometer

Olfactometer

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Description
A Dutch scientist named Hendrik Zwaardemaker introduced the olfactometer in 1887 and used it to detect and measure odor dilution. Zwaardemaker later found that certain scents neutralize one another. This is a double (or differential) olfactometer made by D. B. Kagenaar in Utrecht, and distributed by Stoelting in Chicago.
Ref: Edward B. Titchener, Experimental Psychology. A Manual of Laboratory Practice (New York, 1906), vol. 1, pp. 79-81.
C. H. Stoelting Co., Psychological and Physiological Apparatus and Supplies (Chicago, 1930), pp. 40-41.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Apparatus, Testing, Psychological
olfactometer
date made
around 1900
used at
Cornell University
maker
Kagenaar, D. B.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 41.3 cm x 26.3 cm x 32.2 cm; 16 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in x 12 11/16 in
ID Number
MG.300427.033
catalog number
300427.033
M-14761
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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