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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Historical Electricity Teaching Instruments

In February 1975, Deborah Jean Warner, a Curator of Physical Science at the National Museum of American History, called me to ask if Kenyon had any historical physics teaching apparatus. I looked around my office.......

Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr. - Professor Emeritus of Physics - Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Historical Electricity Teaching Instruments

Electrical Measurements, Electric Motors, Electricity, Static Electricity.

Historical Electricity Teaching Instruments

Physics apparatus often goes by various names. The interrupter, the electrotome and the repeater are all the same instrument. Some apparatus has a person's name attached to it: Matteucci's apparatus or Wheatstone's bridge. Other apparatus isn't used any more: Packard's apparatus or the piezeometer.