Kelvin's Vertical Force Magnetometer, by James White, 1870-1900

Made:
1870-1900 in Glasgow
maker:
James White

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Vertical force magnetometer with mahogany case, made for Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), by James White, Glasgow, 1870-1900

Details

Category:
Terrestrial Magnetism
Object Number:
1946-216
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, mahogany (wood) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (in case): 59 mm x 100 mm x 73 mm, .365kg
type:
magnetometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
National Physical Laboratory.