Tech Thursday: Chart Recorder

A Speedomax W recorder by Leeds and Northrup Co.

Speedomax W Recorder, Front

Speedomax W Recorder, Front

Speedomax, Manufacturers Information

Serial Number and Specifications

According to Wikipedia, “a chart recorder is an electromechanical device that records an electrical or mechanical input trend onto a piece of paper (the chart).” This one was purchased for the Rice Chemistry Department in the mid 1960s. Rice Lab Manager Carter Kittrell recalls this was the “first (and most expensive) purchase by Phil Brooks when he began research in the Chemistry Department at Rice University. Note the low number on the property tag.”

Speedomax, Rice Property Tag

Rice Property Tag

Panel Open

Panel Open

Paper Rolls Out

Paper Rolls Slide Out

Behind Paper Rolls

Behind Paper Rolls

Interior

Interior

by Jeff Warner

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