Model 1404 Stereotaxic Instrument is a general purpose, heavy-duty research instrument. Its superior rigidity, large frame bars and precision bearing surfaces assure absolute alignment of laboratory animals for indefinite periods of time.

Model 1404 consists of a Kopf Model 1430 Frame Assembly and four Model 1460 three-dimensional electrode manipulators. Model 1770 Electrode Holder with corner clamp is included. Manipulator resolution includes 100 microns (0.1 mm) all axis.

A/P Bar(s) – 18.70 mm square
A/P Bar length – 30.50 cm
A/P Bar calibration – 100 mm each side of zero (ear bar centerline)
Frame Bar centerline distance – 17.78 cm
A/P zero to posterior end of bar -12.08 cm
Ear Bar Locator position – A/P zero

Model 1430 Frame Assembly includes one set of ear bar locators, Model 1210 Table Mount Base Plate (4¾” x 3¾”) and Model 1225 Universal Swivel Stand which allows dual plane rotation.

Model 1245 Cat / Monkey Adaptor locates the animal firmly and accurately by means of tapered ear bars which fit into the external auditory meatus. Adjustable infra-orbital clamps and a vertically adjustable palate bar prevent rotation of the skull.

Eye Bar A/P adjustment – 20.5 mm
Palate Bar D/V adjustment – 45 mm
Adaptor Plate A/P adjustment – 34.9 mm
Ear Bars – Model 851 Standard Solid Ear Bars
(6.3 mm square with 50 mm calibration).

The majority of Kopf animal adaptors can be used with this stereotaxic frame.

Popular Ordering Option

Model 1430 Stereotaxic Frame modified with Model 1725 Universal Clamp and Stand Post mounted to Model 1711 Intracellular Base Plate. This versatile option enables the frame height to be easily adjusted up or down, as well as moving the entire stereotaxic instrument to a new location.

(Model 1730 Intracellular Frame utilizes this set-up).

Model 1404 Standard Accessories
(supplied with Model 1404)

Model 1430-B Stereotaxic Frame Assembly includes:
Stereotaxic “U” Frame with one set of ear bar locators.
Model 1210 Table Mount Base Plate 4¾” x 3¾”.
Model 1225 Universal Swivel Stand.
Model 1245 Cat / Monkey Adaptor
including one set of Model 851 Standard Solid Ear Bars.
Model 1460 Electrode Manipulator (Qty. 4) including
Model 1770 Standard Electrode Holder with corner clamp.


  • Unique manipulator positioning allows four electrodes to be placed within a 2 mm diameter circle.
  • Electrode manipulators can be mounted from either end of the A/P bar.
  • Vernier scales on manipulators assure unmatched accuracy and repeatability. Ideal when there is a critical need for rigidity.
  • Able to add accessories to meet future needs.
  • Frame variations for special applications available on request.