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Wimperis Accelerometer

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1497
Category: Vintage and Antique
Object Type: Indicator/Instrument
Object Name: Wimperis Accelerometer
Part No: None
Serial No: 282
Manufacturer: Elliott
Division: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: circa 1936
Dimensions: Width (mm): 120
Height (mm): 60
Depth (mm): 105
Weight (g): 847
Location: Cupboard CJ (Display 5) [Main Store]

Wimperis Accelerometer


The Wimperis Accelerometer was designed by the noted engineer Harry Wimperis around 1909 for measuring the performance of motor vehicles. This particular item was manufactured around 1936 by Elliott Brothers of Lewisham probably for the Solex Carburetter Co. A description of the Accelerometer may be found in the January 1930 Edition of Motor Sport

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