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Electrostatic Demonstrator

Unidentified · Physics

A metal base, circular and painted black, supports a circular brass plate on a cylindrical central tower. The black base has a metal terminal located near its edge. The support rises from the centre of the circular base and consists of a metal rod covered in a brown non-conducting material. The brass plate is affixed to the top of this; there is a small electrical terminal on the underside of the rim of the plate.

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Primary Materials:

Metal: Iron Alloy, Metal: Copper Alloy, Unknown non-conducting material


Dimensions (cm): Height = 14, Diameter = 15.5

Function: Electrostatic Demonstrator


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Manufacturer: Locally made?

Date of Manufacture: Late 19th-Early 20th Cent.


University of Toronto Department of Physics

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  • Donated to UTSIC