Crookes' Tube Showing how Cathode Rays Illuminate Rubies, 1878-1888

Made:
1878-1888 in London
maker:
Charles H. Gimingham
and
William Crookes

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Twenty four electrical radiometers to illustrate Sir W. Crookes' researches on the electric discharge in high vacua.
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Twenty four electrical radiometers to illustrate Sir W. Crookes' researches on the electric discharge in high vacua.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Crookes' tube for showing the phosphorescence of rubies through cathode rays, 1878-1888

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Category:
Electricity and Magnetism
Object Number:
1888-169/66
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (inc mount): 310 mm x 165 mm x 100 mm, .496kg
type:
electrical discharge tube
credit:
Sir William Crookes
status:
Permanent collection

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