History of Science Museum: Collection Database Search

Record Details

Galvanometer, by Edelmann, Munich

preview image for Galvanometer, by Edelmann, Munich
Inventory Number: 30531
Object Type:
Persons: Edelmann (Maker)
Date Created:
Place Created: Munich Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1986-16/12
Brief Description: Galvanometer with copper alloy base painted green and three copper alloy screws to anchor the base. The face of the galvanometer is made from a hard white material, possibly Bone and has a scale with numbers printed in black.  "EDELMANN MUNCHEN" is printed in black on the face as well. Connecting the face to the base is a black metal cylinder with two strips of black leather on the narrowest parts. There is a well in the face with a copper alloy pin sticking upwards. Housed within the hole and balancing on the pin is a small curved magnet with a metal indicator attached.  There is a piece of paper inserted into the copper with German handwriting in black ink. 

The galvanometer is stored in a circular cardboard case covered in embossed black leather. The case has a lid that lifts off and the base is also removable with a small compartment underneath. The compartment has two shapes cut out of wood for storing accessories. One shape is vacant, but the other has a metal pin with a flat vertical head.
Provenance: Donated by King's College, London Physics Lab
Collection Group:
Material(s): Cardboard
Copper Alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
62 109 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Image with multimedia irn 29595

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/30531