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Falling-Plate Camera, for Neurophysiology Experiments, and Cabinet with Components, Early 1920s

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Inventory Number: 74793
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2013-27/part
Brief Description: Oak case with ruler-style sealable window on front, brass coil on side, door with cloth to open on back. Inside painted black with a steel lift for a plate and two brushes fixed on each side of front. With two steel mount pieces.
Oak lift off lid for Falling-Plate Camera case. Knop to top.
Removable sliding panel for Falling-Plate Camera.
Metal plate with holes at either end
Metal attachment"
Primary Inscriptions: "12" painted on back of the plate inside the case.
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
cotton?
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
682 415 300 mm

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