Braun stylus tracking force gauge
This stylus tracking force gauge was designed by Dieter Rams in 1963 for Braun, Frankfurt. A tool for calculating the ideal balance for a stylus on a record player. This is a very useful and absolutely neccessary tool for the stylus pressure adjustment of the turntable’s tone arm. To calibrate the optimal stylus pressure was a common task in the seventieth, because vinyl was the dominating music medium at that time and turntables were in every home. Here you have a scale in pond from 0 to 8. The Shure pick-up systems in the Braun audio need a stylus pressure between 1.5 and 3.0. With this mechanical stylus tracking force gauge you can determine the actual pressure and by turning the counter weight the tone arm can be precisely balanced. For real Braun enthusiasts a must have. There are only a few items available on the market in good condition. The original package had a simple sign ‘Tonarmwaage’ printed on its cover.