Citation
Altimeter (Instrument for measuring altitude) with case

Material Information

Title:
Altimeter (Instrument for measuring altitude) with case [altimeter]
Creator:
Ateliers J. Carpentier Constructeur ( Maker )
Place of Publication:
France
Creation Date:
circa 1935
Materials:
steel ( medium )
paint ( medium )
oak ( medium )
felt ( medium )
brass ( medium )
Measurements:
3/4 in x 13-1/8 in x 6-1/2 in ( Dimensions, calculator (a) )
1-5/8 in x 14-1/4 in x 7-7/8 in ( Dimensions, case (b) )
1.9 cm x 33.3 cm x 16.5 cm ( Dimensions, calculator (a) )
4.3 cm x 36.2 cm x 20.0 cm ( Dimensions, case (b) )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Industry -- Metal/Metal Design -- Industrial Design
Genre:
Altimeter ( fast )

Notes

Abstract:
Rectangular oak hinged case containing a flat triangular-shaped altimeter made of metal; long side of triangle is curved rather than straight and has increments etched into edge; corner of triangle is shaped into a pincer, possibly to grasp item being measured; flat, flush, ruler-like arm is attached at pincer-head and swivels along increments as pincer opens. a: calculator, b: case.
Preferred Citation:
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Object Collection
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
XX1990.850 a,b ( accession number )
Classification:
Mechanical & Electrical