Variable Resistance Box

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.87

Description:

A wooden box on top of which there are six switches aligned in a column. Next to each switch there is a paper label reading “0.64”, “1.05”, “2.09”, “4.03”, “6.00”, “8.76”, respectively. Underneath the switch there are 2 metal terminals and underneath one terminal there is a label “G”.

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Primary Materials: Wood, Metal, Glass, Paper

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Dimensions (cm): Height = 12, length = 26, width = 18.5

Function: Unknown

Condition:

Good. The metal components are slightly corroded or discoloured. The handles of the switches are browned.

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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics.

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