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1901 Transatlantic Self-Restoring Coherer, by Lieutenant Luigi Solari, Italy, c. 1901

Inventory Number: 96386
Object Type:
Persons: Lt. Luigi Solari (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1901
Place Created: Italy Europe
Accession Number: 2004-9/390
Brief Description: A self-restoring coherer used by Marconi for the first transatlantic wireless signals in December 1901. With glass tube mounted in ebonite and clamped between brass fittings, sitting on a shaped ebonite base with lacquered brass terminals. With globule of mercury retained between two iron or carbon rods in glass rod.
Primary Inscriptions: None
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Glass
ebonite
brass
mercury
iron/carbon.
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
80 50 25 mm

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