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Falling-Plate Camera, for Neurophysiology Experiments, by Cambridge and Paul Instrument Company Ltd., London and Cambridge, Early 1920s

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Inventory Number: 81892
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2013-27/part
Brief Description: Oak case with sealable glass window with meter on front, brass coil on side, door with cloth to open on back. Inisde painted black with a steel lift for a plate. Two pieces cracked inside.
One of two; see also 74793.
Primary Inscriptions: "THE / CAMBRIDGE AND PAUL / INSTRUMENT COMPANY LTD / LONDON & CAMBRIDGE / C 37185" on metal plaque on front surface.
Provenance: Transferred from the University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford, in 2005, per Professor David Paterson. Part of the J. G. Thomas Collection of neurophysiology instruments, presented to the University by Dr Edward J. Hammond in 2004. Dr Hammond purchased the collection from a dealer after it had been auctioned, presumably by the heirs or executors of Dr John G. Thomas, who had rescued it when the Physiology Institute, Cardiff, moved to new premises in 1970. The instruments were originally used there by T. Graham Brown, professor of physiology at Cardiff 1920-47.
Collection Group: Thomas Collection
Material(s): Oak
brass
steel
glass
cotton?
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
675 335 270 mm

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