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Wimperis accelerometer, c 1914.

Wimperis accelerometer, c 1914.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm


Sectioned. This instrument, patented by H E Wimperis and G K B Elphinstone, was used for measuring acceleration, retarding force and gradient, whilst testing locomotives or motor vehicles.

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