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Medical Geissler Tube, English?, c. 1880

Inventory Number: 96119
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: A Geissler tube made for medical examinations.

The high potential discharge from an induction coil produced a light bright enough to illuminate any cavity of the body into which the tube was introduced. This type of tube was abandoned as it was inconvenient to use.
Provenance: Not ascertained
Collection Group:
Material(s): glass
paint
metal
wax/resin
uranium
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
175 26 mm

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