Crookes' Radiometer, 1872-79

Made:
1872-1879 in London
maker:
Unknown

Radiometer used to illustrate Sir William Crookes' researches on the radiation of heat in high vacua: pith-ball balance in air (the balls are attracted if a flame is brought near), 1872-79.

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Category:
Heat
Object Number:
1888-166/1
Materials:
glass, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
tube: 190 mm x x , 14 mm, .02kg
type:
radiometer (crookes' type)
taxonomy:
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
credit:
Sir William Crookes
status:
Permanent collection

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