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Noise meter used at Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races

Date made: 1970s

Description: Analogue sound meter in two parts, used by scrutineers at Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races to check that competing motorcycles complied with noise regulations. Analogue device used by scrutineers until about 2000, when replaced by digital equipment. (Donor is a long-term scrutineer at the TT races.)

a] Sound level meter, white painted hand held meter with dial showing decibel reading. Name of manufacturer: Castle Associates. ACU scrutineering sticker on one side. Leatherette hand/wrist strap on reverse. Patent or serial number with 1971 date.

The TT races could not take place without the input of a myriad of support and administration personnel. Among these the scrutineers play a dual role; they ensure that motorcycles comply with the exacting technical regulations for each class, and before and during races they ensure that machines, leathers, boots and helmets meet safety standards, and that no component is loose or likely to cause danger.

Measurements: 21.5 x 7.6 x 8.0 cm

Materials: metal: iron, copper alloy, nickel, paper, plastic: other, rubber (foam rubber)

Object name: meter

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 2019-0071a

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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