Collection of pages from K&E catalogs for the 4262 family of Precision Rolling Planimeters

4262 Precision Rolling Planimeter 1895 to 1921

4262 Precision Rolling Disc Planimeter 1921 to 1955

4262 Replacement Rolling Disc Planimeter 1962-1972


The 4262 is a rolling planimeter with adjustable tracer arm. Refer to page 308 of the 1901 catalog for a good description of the instrument.

The 4260 is a variant of the 4262 except with a shorter tracer arm.

The following models are part of the 4262 family:


Of the catalogs available the 4262 polar planimeter first appeared in the 1895 catalog. The design was changed in 1921 to have a disc under the recording wheel.

The 1943 and 1944 War edition catalogs did not show the 4262. The 4262 returned to the catalogs in 1949.

Links to catalog pages for the 4262 family of planimeters: