Brass measuring instruments comprising calliper and item with 9 sliding scales, in lined leather-covered case, possibly anthropometric, not Bertillon's system, French, 1850-1900
A calliper and nine sliding scales are inside this leather-covered case. It was made in France and is marked Brevette SGDG. It was possibly for anthropometric use. Anthropometry measures individual bodies to compare populations. It was used in the late 1800s to explain human evolution and justify the colonisation of countries populated by ‘less evolved’ peoples.
- Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
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- case, brass, case, cloth, case, horsehair, case, leather, case, wood and instruments, brass
- anthropometrical measure
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- anthropometric equipment
- Sotheby's (Belgravia)
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