Pedometer, early 18th century.

Pedometer, early 18th century.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

One method of measuring distance is to count the number of paces it takes to walk or run from one place to another. This 18th century gilt, bras and silver pedometer made by Johann Willibrand was worn at the waist and a string tied round the leg moved the mechanism one notch each step.

Image Details

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10280183

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