Altimeter (Instrument for measuring altitude) with case

 
Altimeter (Instrument for measuring altitude) with case
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  • Title :     Altimeter (Instrument for measuring altitude) with case
  • Artist:     Ateliers J. Carpentier Constructeur Maker
  • Accession:     XX1990.850 a,b
  • Country:     France
  • Date:     circa 1935
  • Dimensions:     Inches 3/4 13-1/8 6-1/2 Dimensions, calculator (a) Inches 1-5/8 14-1/4 7-7/8 Dimensions, case (b), Centimeters 1.9 33.3 16.5 Dimensions, calculator (a) Centimeters 4.3 36.2 20.0 Dimensions, case (b)
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Industrial Design
  • Subject:     Industry , Metal/Metal Design , Industrial Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1990.850 A,B.JPG
  • Tags:     Industrial Design
Description:
Rectangular oak hinged case containing a flat triangular-shaped altimeter made of metal; long side of triangle is curved rather than straight and has increments etched into edge; corner of triangle is shaped into a pincer, possibly to grasp item being measured; flat, flush, ruler-like arm is attached at pincer-head and swivels along increments as pincer opens. a: calculator, b: case