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Nernst Filament Projector Lamp, by R. W. Paul, London, c.1900-25

Inventory Number: 90793
Object Type:
Persons: Robert W. Paul (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1900-25
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: A projector lamp that uses Nernst filaments mounted in a housing attached to an aluminum plate that inserts into a projection lantern. The electrical supply is mounted on a mahogany baseboard along with a swith. Also associated with the apparatus is an iron platform with a cylindrical housing attached to it via a brass pillar. Extra Nernst filaments are in a matchbox. The Nernst filament was invented by the German experimentalist and Nobel Prize winner Walter Hermann Nernst (1864-1941).
Primary Inscriptions: "NERNST-PAUL ELECTRIC PROJECTOR LAMP. ROBT. W. PAUL, PATENTEE & SOLE MANUFACTURER. 68 HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON, W.C." on filament housing. "NERNST-PAUL PROJECTOR LAMP RESISTANCES." on cover
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970. Presented to the Society by H. Taverner, 1937.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Iron
Aluminum
Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
171 94

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