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Simple Astatic Type Galvanometer, English, c. 1840

Inventory Number: 50127
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Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Mahogany base with central paper magnetic compass scale with large cotton-coated vertical coil, brass rod support for suspending the magnetic needle system (missing), under a glass dome. Two mercury contacts. Base with glued paper label with '10 Galvanometer' written in 19th century hand. Looks home or laboratory made.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Not ascertained
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Material(s): Glass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
246 180 mm