Phrenological (Spreading) Calipers

Made:
1820-1850

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Phrenological (spreading) calipers designed for measuring general head size, no maker marked, 1820-1850

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Materials:
arms, steel, handle, brass and scale, brass
Identifier:
1995-754
type:
calliper
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Christie's South Kensington Limited