Electrometer

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.126

Description:

Wulf Electrometer, a variant on traditional string electrometers. A tripod metal stand supports a rectangular box, capped with a stout metal cylinder with removable top. On the back of the box is a rotating cover for a circular opening. The cover has some form of lens mounted in it. Opposite the cover on a swinging arm is a small circular mirror approximately 2cm in surface diameter. On the side opposite the mirror is a long, cylindrical lens, approximately 12cm in length. It has several focus levels.

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Primary Materials: Metal, glass

Markings:

Old inventory number = phy363, 2009.ph.100. Plate on the side reads, “Gunther & Tegetmeyer, Braunschweig No. 7056”. Engraved above this is “1797”.

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 25 cm, Width = 12 cm, Length = 23 cm

Function:

Measuring electrical potential. A variant on traditional string electrometers.

Condition:

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Gunther & Tegetmeyer, Braunschweig

Date of Manufacture: Mid 20th C

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