Crookes' Radiometer, 1872-1879

Made:
1872-1879 in London
maker:
Unknown

Radiometer used to illustrate Sir William Crookes' researches on the radiation of heat in high vacua: radiometer with semi-cylindrical vanes, 1872-79.

Details

Category:
Heat
Object Number:
1888-166/28
Materials:
aluminium (metal), glass, metal (unknown) and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
tube: 133 mm x x , 54 mm, .02kg
type:
radiometer (crookes' type)
taxonomy:
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
credit:
Sir William Crookes