Pedometer, gilded brass and silver, cord operated

Made:
1682-1720 in Augsburg
maker:
Johann Willebrand

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Pedometer, gilded brass and silver, cord operated, by Johann Willebrand, Augsburg, Germany, 1682-1720.

One method of measuring distance is to count the number of paces it takes to walk or run from one place to another. This 18th century gilt, brass and silver pedometer made by Johann Willibrand was worn at the waist and a string tied round the leg moved the mechanism one notch each step.

Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1952-237
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), gilded, iron, silver (metal)
type:
pedometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Backer, H.E.
status:
Permanent collection

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