Milne horizontal pendulum seismograph, 1899.

Made:
1899 in London
designer:
John Milne
maker:
R W Munro and Company

Milne horizontal pendulum seismograph, by R.W. Munro, London, 1899. The instrument was adopted by the British Association as a standard observatory instrument.

John Milne (1851-1913) designed the first horizontal pendulum seismograph in 1895. This example, made by R W Munro, is number 24 in the series and incorporated several improvements. It was adopted as a standard observatory seismograph by the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Milne was a brilliant English geologist who lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan, and is regarded as the founding father of seismology.

Details

Category:
Geophysics
Object Number:
1899-63
type:
seismographs seismographs
credit:
R.W. Munro Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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