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.
Accession Number: 2009.ph.101
Metal: Copper Alloy, Metal: Iron Alloy, Wood, Glass, Ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height = 18, Length = 25, Width = 14
This instrument is for measuring the resistance of an electrolyte, i.e. a liquid put into the glass container.
Locally made (Department of Physics, U of T)
Date of Manufacture: Early 19th Century
University of Toronto Department of Physics
Additional Information and References:
- Donated to UTSIC