Harpenden Anthropometer

Harpenden Anthropometer

Holtain Model 601    Price:  $3,099

Precision measurement tool, handcrafted by Holtain in Wales.

Product Details

The Harpenden Anthropometer is a versatile anthropometric tool used to measure standing height, sitting height and arm length. Its counter recording instrument is effortlessly operated from the tips of its branches.

By means of their free fingertips, the Harpenden Anthropometer user can actually feel their way to their desired measuring points in order to obtain a degree of accuracy not possible with conventional anthropometers. This instrument gives a direct and accurate reading, to the nearest millimeter, over a range of 50 mm to 570 mm.

It is primarily constructed of light alloy anodized to its natural color. Its sliding member operates via miniature ball-bearing rollers in order to ensure a movement which is free yet without cross-play.

Each instrument is supplied in a well-made carrying case, complete with straight and recurved branches, a spare counter and beam extensions for the measuring of heights of up to two meters (When using these a constant should be added to the counter reading).


Measuring range - inches:  1.97 in - 22.44 in

Measuring range - millimeters:  50 mm to 570 mm

Weight in carrying case:  6.18 lbs / 2.8 kg

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Replacement Parts

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Holtain anthropometric instruments are high-precision instruments, manufactured by experts in Wales to ensure the highest level of accuracy. The Harpenden range of Holtain anthropometric instruments was developed in close collaboration with the University of London Institute of Child Health. Holtain’s unique counter recording quickly produces extremely accurate measurements, unrealized with conventional anthropometric instruments.