Electrolyte Resistance Measuring Device

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.101

Description:

This instrument consists of a wooden base with a rectangular glass container in one corner; this is quite deep and open on the top. There is a brass post of adjustable height on either side. An electrode is mounted to each brass post. On the left the brass post is an empty ceramic light bulb socket. Underneath the socket is a switch with two metal terminals on the left of the switch.

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Primary Materials:

Metal: Copper Alloy, Metal: Iron Alloy, Wood, Glass, Ceramic

Markings:

Dimensions (cm): Height = 18, Length = 25, Width = 14

Function:

This instrument is for measuring the resistance of an electrolyte, i.e. a liquid put into the glass container.

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Manufacturer:

Locally made (Department of Physics, U of T)

Date of Manufacture: Early 19th Century

Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC