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From Osteocentric

I recently saw this circa 1840s craniometer in a private collection. It was made by CFH Heinemann, a notable maker of anatomical wax models, in Braumschweig, Germany. I couldn’t discern a standard orientation for the cranium and the rods didn’t appear to have a measurement scale on them. Since it’s from an era when phrenology was not yet dead it could have been used for some type of shape/contour analysis. Anyone with more info please let us know.