Kymograph mounted on a trolley and powered by mains electricity

Made:
1945-1950 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Kymograph c.1950 on trolley. Trace recorded on smoked paper. Full frontal view, graduated black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Kymograph c.1950 on trolley. Trace recorded on smoked paper. Full 3/4 view, graduated black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Kymograph c.1950 on trolley. Trace recorded on smoked paper. Detail view of instrument, graduated black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Kymograph mounted on a trolley and powered by mains electricity, the trace would be recorded on smoked paper, unsigned, British, 1945-1950

The kymograph is a standard laboratory measuring device that can record a variety of phenomena. Its inventor, German physiologist Carl Ludwig (1816-1895), used it to record arterial blood pressure. Kymographs consist of a drum, which rotates at a steady speed. An arm holding a pen or stylus then moves in response to the phenomena. It records the results on the drum over a period of time. This kymograph is fixed to a trolley and is powered by mains electricity rather than batteries or clockwork.

Details

Category:
Laboratory Medicine
Object Number:
1985-722
Materials:
beech (wood), copper (alloy), copper plated, glass, iron, oak (wood), plastic (unidentified) and steel (metal)
type:
kymograph
credit:
Queen Elizabeth College

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