Vertical galvanometer, 1830-1870

Made:
1830-1870 in United Kingdom
inventor:
William Fothergill Cooke
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Vertical galvanometer. Three quarter front view on white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Vertical galvanometer. Detail front view of inscription on white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Vertical galvanometer. Front view on white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Vertical galvanometer. Rear view on white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Vertical galvanometer. Three quarter front view on white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Vertical galvanometer. Three quarter rear view on white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Vertical galvanometer, invented by Sir William Cooke, unknown maker, British, 1830-1870.

A galvanometer is an instrument used to detect electric currents. This galvanometer is an adaptation of those used in Cooke and Wheatstone's needle telegraph instruments and was developed and used by Cooke for detecting breaks in line wires.

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
1888-190
Materials:
copper (alloy), thread and wood (unidentified)
type:
galvanometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Donated by H.M. Postmaster General