Knott's Universal Galvanometer


This instrument was designed to function as eight instruments in one. The inscriptions on this example read “KNOTT’S / UNIVERSAL GALVANOMETER” and “93-1130” and “L. E. KNOTT APPARATUS CO. / BOSTON” and “PATENTED Dec. 10, 1912.”

Ref: Louie E. Knott, “Galvanometer,” U.S. Patent #901,013 (Oct. 13, 1908).

L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., Catalogue (Boston, 1912), p. 434.

Maker: L. E. Knott Apparatus Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Richard J. Zitto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0235.31Catalog Number: 2010.0235.31Accession Number: 2010.0235

Object Name: galvanometer

Measurements: overall: 14 19/32 in x 16 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 37.084 cm x 42.545 cm x 26.67 cmoverall; spool: 4 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 10.4775 cm x 4.1275 cm x 3.81 cmoverall; amp bar: 1/4 in x 5 3/8 in x 1 in; .635 cm x 13.6525 cm x 2.54 cmoverall: 14 3/4 in x 17 in x 10 1/2 in; 37.465 cm x 43.18 cm x 26.67 cm


Record Id: nmah_1409613

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