993.5.1: Stop Watch, Pulse Frequency, c. 1870

Additional Images

993.5.1: Stop  Watch, Pulse Frequency. Watch in case
Image No. 2793 Watch in case; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A pocket watch to measure the frequency of the pulse. In a case with dial face, spring-type mechanism. Early design.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.5.1
Collection: Diagnostic, Clinical
Date: c. 1870

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 3.5 cm
  • Width: 3.2 cm
  • Depth: 1.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Casing lined one side, spring mechanism, face with cover and dial.
  • b) Case

Object Materials

  • blued steel,
  • copper alloy,
  • enamel,
  • glass,
  • plating,
  • silver,
  • wool felt

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Alfred Codd
  • History of Use: Used in Riel Rebellion [1869-1885] by Dr. Alfred Codd M.D..