Galvanometer

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Accession Number: 2015.ph.642

Description:

A rectangular box with a faux-wood plastic base and a black metal top. On top of the instrument is a glass window display for viewing the Microamperes measurement scale (scale range = 0-10). There are two black knobs above and to either side of the window display. There is a raised circular base on top of the instrument which has two small black knobs; the right knob has a small yellow arrow in its surface.

Primary Materials: Steel/Iron; Other Metal; Glass; Plastic

Markings:

On measurement scale: “MODEL J, RES. 350 OHMS, No. 13091, MICROAMPERES, Sensitive Research Instrument Corporation, NEW YORK CITY”
On top of the instrument: “GALVANOMETER, -Sensitive Research-”
On top of circular base: “ZERO, TRANSIT, 5030 H”

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 17.5 cm; Width = 12 cm; Height = 8 cm

Function:

Used for detecting or measuring electric current.

Condition:

Object has damage/signs of wear and tear. The plastic base and metal top have a few minor scratches. There is a thin layer of dust on the surface of the insteument.

Manufacturer:

Sensitive Research Instrument Corporation

Provenance:

Acquired from the Physics Department, University of Toronto.

  • Donated to UTSIC