A long (121 cm) metal tool with a hand grip on one end and a spring-loaded grasping element on the other. The grasper is actuated by an handle hear the hand grip. Spring tension can be adjusted using a knurled screw at the base of the handle.
Accession Number: 2023.ph.875
Primary Materials: Steel, Aluminum
The number “3” is engraved on two sides of the grasping end
Dimensions (cm): Height = 10, Width = 2, length = 121.
This artifact was probably used to manipulate radioactive isotopes in order to permit the user to maintain a safe distance.
This artifact has light scratches across its surface. The handle is discoloured and well worn. The mechanism is stiff; the grasping jaw closes slowly and incompletely.
Date of Manufacture:
This artifact was gathered from the staff at the Physics Learning & Research Services of the Department of Physics on July 26, 2023.
Additional Information and References:
- Donated to UTSIC