Schmidt Magnetometer

Description
This type of magnetometer measures the vertical component of the earth's magnetic force. This form was designed by Adolph Schmidt in Germany around 1915 and widely used for prospecting purposes. This example is marked "MADE BY G. R. & D.C. PITTSBURGH, PA M-9." It came to the Smithsonian in 1964.

Ref: John A. Fleming, ed., Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity (New York, 1939), pp. 112, 120-127.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Schmidt magnetometer
maker
Gulf Research & Development Corp.
Measurements
overall: 45 1/2 in; 115.57 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
PH*MHI-P-8745
accession number
272511
catalog number
8745
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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