Multiple Glow Discharge Unit

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.99

Description:

A black metal box with a wooden top supported by four pegs, rising 4 cm above the rest of the box. On one side is a cylindrical fuse, and beside that is a toggle switch labelled “ON/OFF”. A power cord 1.72 cm long emerges from the box on the opposite side from the switch. Above that is a plug for a single prong. The device also has a large copper square with a short rubber-coated wire soldered on one end. An engraved plate on the side of the box reads “Multiple Glow Discharge Unit (Glo-Atron), Atomic Laboratories Inc, 3086 Claremont Ave, Berkeley 5 California, CAT. NO. 71856”. Another label on the side reads “X-RAY”. A label on the top of the box reads “STRONG X-RAYS”.

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: metal, wood, rubber

Markings:

An engraved plate on the side reads “Multiple Glow Discharge Unit (Glo-Atron), Atomic Laboratories Inc, 3086 Claremont Ave, Berkeley 5 California, CAT. NO. 71856”

Dimensions (cm):

height = 22.5 cm, length = 20.5 cm, width = 20.5 cm

Function: X-Rays(?)

Condition:

Very good. The box has some small scratches and dents. The screws holding the lid on are rusty.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Atomic Laboratories Inc,

Date of Manufacture:

Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC