Hertzian receiving resonator, 1890-1894

1890-1894 in England

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Hertzian receiving resonator, England, c.1894. Used by Oliver Lodge When he was repeating the experiments of Heinrich
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Hertzian receiving resonator, probably made by E E Robinson, England, 1890-1894. Used by Oliver Lodge.

When Lodge repeated the experiments of Heinrich Hertz he made a copy of the Hertz spark-gap resonator but adapted it so the spark gap could be adjusted. With it he could detect electric waves at distances of about 60 metres.

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brass (copper, zinc alloy), wax and wood (unidentified)
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Donated by Mr. Oliver Lodge [Grandson of Sir Oliver Lodge]

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