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Astatic Galvanometer, by Ruhmkorff, Paris, c. 1850

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Inventory Number: 83947
Object Type:
Persons: Ruhmkorff (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1850
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Brief Description: Varnished rectangular wooden tray with four shallow feet and five round divets. Round copper alloy base, with three feet and a dial coming out of the side, supporting a copper disk with white metal edge with a scale on top of a bone(?) structure wrapped with wire. Two poles supporting a brace and dial. Cylindrical glass case, with a hole on top and copper alloy band, sits on top. Bone(?) strip extending from base with two copper alloy dials, each with a green textile-coated coiled wire connected to a metal and bone(?) probe.
Primary Inscriptions: Signed: "Ruhmkorff, Rue des Orfèvres 6, Paris"
Provenance: Not ascertained
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper Alloy
White Metal
Bone(?) or Ivory(?)
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
258 265 192 mm


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