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Carriage odometer
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      Luigi Roverelli, Antonio Quinquernell
    • Place:
    • Date:
      second half 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      wood, brass, glass
    • Dimensions:
      360x360x130 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Carriage odometer (Inv. 678)

This instrument, made by Luigi Roverelli and Antonio Quinquernell, measured the distance traveled by a carriage. It is housed in a perforated wooden box. The protruding chain was connected eccentrically to a wheel of the vehicle. The wheel's motion was transmitted to the odometer mechanism. This activated a pair of pointers, which displayed the distance traveled on a double gilt and silvered scale. Provenance: Lorraine collections.