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Multiple Oscillator, England, c. 1898

Inventory Number: 32103

32103-2t 32103-1t

Date: c. 1898

Maker Details: Unknown

Inscription: None

Size: 455 x 180 x 300 mm

Materials: Brass, ebonite, mahogany.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 8, Science Museum Loan 1924-511, 1898 (white tag).


Multiple Oscillator, of Righi-style (or spark-gap) with two large brass spheres flanked by two smaller ones, in ebonite frame on mahogany base. This oscillator is meant to have six equal-sized ball but Denman (Op. 7) describes this as having four, not six, balls. This oscillator was used in the Needles experiments of 1898.

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