A black plastic casing with two terminals on top with labels “+” and “-“. The front of the casing is labeled “EPLAB”, “REC. U.S. PAT. OFF.”, “STUDENTS’ CELL”, “DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT OR CONNECT TO VOLTMETER”, and “THE PPLEY LABORATORY INC. NEWPORT R.I. MADE IN U.S.A.”. The plastic casing contains an H-shaped glass tube.
The case is sealed shut and won’t open, but contains a glass H-shaped tube, which may contain mercury. The glass tube is held on the case with a string.
Accession Number: 2009.ph.122
Alternative Name: Battery
Plastic, Metal: Mercury, Metal: Copper Alloy
The front of the casing is labeled in raised lettering: “EPLAB”, “REC. U.S. PAT. OFF.”, “STUDENTS’ CELL”, “DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT OR CONNECT TO VOLTMETER”, and “THE PPLEY LABORATORY INC. NEWPORT R.I. MADE IN U.S.A.”
A gold transfer sticker reads: “WITH PROTECTIVE SERIES RESISTANCE”
A piece of masking tape marked with marker pen reads: “PHY. 817C”
Another piece of masking tape marked with ballpoint pen reads: “1.015 VOLTS”
A sticker stuck underneath this last piece of masking tape has “…FOR LECTURES” and “1.0162 V 14 Feb 78” written on it.
Height = 3.5cm, length = 13cm, width = 7.5cm
Provides electricity of about 1 volt for use in experiments and demonstrations.
Very Good; The plastic casting of the cell is in good condition, marked with only a few small scratches. It is quite dusty.
The Eppley Laboratory Inc., Newport, Rhode Island, Made in U.S.
Date of Manufacture: c. 1960
University of Toronto Department of Physics
Additional Information and References:
- Donated to UTSIC