Artifact Details

Title

4242 Planimeter

Catalog Number

B1685.05

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Keuffel & Esser Co.

Place Manufactured

Germany

Identifying Numbers

Serial number 2066 On label inside case and etched on arm below logo

Description

Per C. Gordon Bell's artifacts website: Keuffel & Esser 4242 planimeter, SN# 2066. Black box with silver and black tracer and pole arms on royal blue velvet backing. Purchased in July 2005 from Betty Ann and Fred Centanni. As a junior at MIT in 1965, Mr. Centanni was given the planimeter by one of his professors for helping to clean out a laboratory.

Category

Pre-computer/other

Credit

Gift of Gwen and C. Gordon Bell

Lot Number

X6288.2012