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Anthropometric Instrument or Component, c.1884

Inventory Number: 14649
Object Type:
Persons: Sir Francis Galton
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1937-19
Brief Description: Unsigned and undated. Manufacturer unknown.
Two udjustable brass and rubber stoppers. A 1875 penny has been inserted into one of the stoppers, cutting it in half, it has been secured with glue.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Transferred from the Department of Human Anatomy, Oxford, in 1937. Acquired for Oxford University (by Professor Arthur Thomson) from Francis Galton in 1895. Originally from Galton's Anthropometric Laboratory, London.
Collection Group: Galton Collection
Material(s): Brass
Bronze (Coin)
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
109 58 31 mm