Hipp Chronoscope

Payer Favarger & Cie, Swiss


about 1900

Metal and wood

Height: 22 in. (55.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Mrs. Alice Runyon, The Dr. Hugh Grant Rowell Historic Clock Collection, by exchange



Place Made: Switzerland, Europe


19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument

Research Area

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Time

Not on view

Exhibition History

Catching Milliseconds, April 2019-July 2021, Kresge Library Exhibition, Dartmouth College. Catching Milliseconds was curated by Lorraine Zaki, Lebanon HS ’19, and Rich Kremer, Department of History, with help from Jane Quigley and Sara Schechner. Alan Goldblatt, Ray Aubut, and Chris Grant built the model of Hipp’s mechanism.


Esoterica Curiosa, Dale Beeks, Mount Vernon, Iowa; sold to present collection, 2018.

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