A Very Fine Swiss Hipp Chronoscope,
C.1925, Swiss, signed ‘Favarger & Co S A Neuchatel-Suisse, 23475’, spring driven movement with electric escapement mounted on oak platform, with brass terminals, with two silvered dials to the front of 100 divisions each, one recording seconds and 1/10ths, the other 1/100ths and 1/1000ths, contained within original polished wood case, with key, original receipts and instructions, case height 24cm
Footnotes: The Hipp Chronoscope was devised in the early 1840s by Matthias Hipp (1813-95). It was used for the determination of small measurements of time. The Hipp Chronoscope was often used in laboratories for experiments in psychology where the measurements of rapid reactions were required. They were also used in observatories for astronomical measurements. This particular instrument was bought in 1925 and used by the vendors father who was a
Favarger & Co specialised in the production of the Hipp chronoscope and other electromechanical equipment including telegraph equipment. The company was formed in 1860.