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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, BRASS, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19930023000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
IRON, BRASS, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
4
Height
165.0
Length
131.0
Width
59.5
Description
IRON & BRASS INSTRUMENT MOUNTED ON HEAVY WOOD CABINET WITH 2 WHEELS & 2 FOLDING HANDLES AT OPPOSITE ENDS. 4 LEGS, BOTTOM SHELF. MOTOR, BELT, WOOD DISC, DRUM & RECORDING PEN & ARM MOUNTED IN PROXIMITY TO DRUM. VARIOUS CONTROLS LOCATED ON INSTRUMENT & ALONG FRONT PANEL OF CABINET. INDICATOR LIGHT ALSO ON CABINET PANEL. IRON FRAME PAINTED GREEN. BASE EMBOSSED "CF PALMER". BRASS FITTINGS. MOTOR DRIVES BRASS FLYWHEEL ADAPTED TO LARGER HANDMADE WOOD FITTING. MARKED ON FRAME IN BLACK INK "PHYSIOLOGY" AND "SURPLUS". FRAME MAY BE RAISED BY TURNING SPINDLE AT CENTRE OF FRAME.
Subjects
ACOUSTICAL T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
A KYMOGRAPH IS USED TO RECORD VARIATIONS IN PRESSURE SUCH AS SOUND WAVES. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS USED BY LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR SCIENCE CLUB BETWEEN 1957 & 1973 & WAS RETRIEVED FROM NATIONAL SALVAGE. ORIGINAL USE OR USER UNKNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. HEMBROFF GOT IN TOUCH WITH LYLA SMYLIE (RUBY LARSON'S NIECE) WHO INFORMED HER THAT RUBY LARSON WAS NOT IN GOOD HEALTH. HEMBROFF SUBMITTED QUESTIONS TO SMYLIE, WHO HAD AGREED TO TRY AND TALK TO LARSON ABOUT THE MACHINE, SHE WAS UNABLE TO GAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE KYMOGRAPH. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P19930023000
Acquisition Date
1993-05
Collection
Museum
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