Gray-Milne seismograph and carton of parts

Made:
1885 in Glasgow
designer:
Thomas Gray
and
John Milne
maker:
James White

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Gray-Milne seismograph by James White, 1885. General three quarter front view on grey background. From a colour
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Gray-Milne seismograph by James White, 1885. General three quarter reverse view on grey background. From a colour
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Gray-Milne seismograph by James White, 1885. General three quarter reverse view on graduated grey background. From a
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Gray-Milne seismograph by James White, 1885. General side view on grey background. From a colour transparency in the
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Gray-Milne seismograph and carton of parts, designed by John Milne and Thomas Gray, and made by James White, Glasgow, Scotland, 1885

Gray-Milne seismograph by James White (1824-1884) of Glasgow in 1885. It was designed by Thomas Gray and John Milne (1851-1913), while they were both professors at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo, Japan. Milne is regarded as the founding father of the science of seismology. The seismograph ran continuously, recording traces with three pens on one roll of paper.

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Seismograph

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Category:
Geophysics
Object Number:
1885-115
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, paper (fibre product), steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (lead cyclinder weights): 2.5 kg
type:
seismograph
taxonomy:
  • functions
  • functions (activities)
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • seismometer
credit:
White, J. (Scotland)
status:
Permanent collection

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