Milne-Shaw seismograph No 1

Made:
1914 in West Bromwich
modifier:
John Johnson Shaw
and
John Johnson Shaw
and
designer:
John Milne

Milne-Shaw seismograph No.1 (see parts)

J J Shaw modified John Milne's seismograph to give magnification up to 500 times. Milne (1851-1913) was a brilliant English geologist who lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan. Shaw gained magnification by a combination of optical and photographic means. This seismograph, the first of its type, was given to the Science Museum by the British Association for the Advancement of Science, whose seismology reports form a valuable historical resource for the study of seismology in Britain.

Details

Category:
Geophysics
Object Number:
1952-123
type:
seismograph
credit:
British Association for the Advancement of Science (Seismological Investigation Committee)
status:
Permanent collection

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