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Electrometer, string T.H. Laby

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Electrometer with black metal rectangular base and brass instrumentation. Base stands on three base legs. Optical telemicroscope is missing

Three Dimensional Object (requires Quicktime): 78-1.obj

Registration number: 78

Other numbers: 8626

Database ID: 78

Maker's details: Designed by Prof. Laby. Manufactured by The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co. Ltd (helped with design).

Where made country: England

Where made town street other: Cambridge

When made approximate: April 1918

Material: brass metal plastic enamel

Method of production used for Museum Item: Manufactured

Size in cm (H x L x D): H35.5 x L38.5 x D23

Inscriptions and markings: Plaque: “The Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co. Ltd Cambridge England No. 8626”

References: “String Electrometer Cambridge Pattern April 1918 - Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 1910”

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Created: 12 May 2003
Authorised by: Head, School of Physics
Maintained by: Museum Curator (pslyons @