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 tube contains mercury.
Accession Number: 2009.ph.120
Plastic, Metal: Mercury, Metal: Copper Alloy
The front of the casing is labeled “EPLAB”, “REC. U.S. PAT. OFF.”, “STUDENTS’ CELL”, “DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT OR CONNECT TO VOLTMETER”,”THE EPPLEY 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. 817A”
A sticker on the base of the casing is marked with ballpoint pen: “PHY817”
Height = 3.5cm, length = 13cm, width = 7.5cm
Provides electricity of about 1 volt for use in experiments and demonstrations.
Good: The plastic casting of the cell is in good condition except for around one of the electrical terminals, where there is a crack. Otherwise, the casing is 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