Crookes' Radiometer, 1877

Made:
1877 in London
maker:
Unknown

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Radiometer used to illustrate Sir William Crookes' researches on the radiation of heat in high vacua: radiometer with movable mica or metal screen that can be jerked into different positions relative to the vanes, 1877.

Details

Category:
Heat
Object Number:
1888-166/34
Materials:
aluminium (metal), glass, metal (unknown) and mica
Measurements:
tube: 190 mm x x , 65 mm, .045kg
type:
radiometer (crookes' type)
taxonomy:
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
credit:
Sir William Crookes