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Galvanometer Shunt


Rectangular galvanometer with a large rotating dial on top that can be set one of seven labelled terminals: “INS, 0, .0001, .001, .01, .1, 1”. There are four smaller black terminals on top. The two on the left are labelled “LINE”, the two on the right are labelled “GAL”. The top part with the knobs is supported by a wooden base.

Accession Number: 2011.psy.58

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Primary Materials: Wood, Slate, Metal


Old paper University of Toronto Label “GALVANOMETER SHUNT/ (AYRTON TYPE)/L&N Catalogue No, 2166; Max […] resistance = 10,000 Ohms” Second University of Toronto label placed on top of the paper one: “Department of Psychology Research Equipment No. 73 VRB 68/University of Toronto.”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 10, Width = 14.5, Length = 14


Regulates the amount of current sent through a galvanometer.

Condition: Excellent

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Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto

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