Glass laboratory tube wound wi

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Glass laboratory tube wound with copper wire used by James Joule, c.1860 to determine the heating power of a metallic wire.

Cylinder was filled with water, the current passed through and the thermometer used to measure the temperature change.

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Category:
Scientific Instruments & Research
Object Number:
Y1969.5.6
Materials:
copper (metal), glass
type:
laboratory tube
credit:
Gift of University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology
status:
Permanent collection

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