Packard's Falling Body Apparatus


John C. Packard, a teacher in the Brookline High School, in Brookline, Mass., obtained a patent on a falling body demonstration apparatus in 1907, and assigned his rights to the L. E. Knott Apparatus Co. in Boston. The inscription on this example reads “Knott / Boston.”

Ref: John C. Packard, “Apparatus for Determining the Law of Falling Bodies,” U.S. Patent 874,100 (Dec. 17, 1907), assigned to L. E. Knott Apparatus Co.

L. E. Knott Instrument Co., Catalog (Boston, 1916), p. 101.

User: The Rayen SchoolMaker: L. E. Knott Apparatus Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, BostonUsed: United States: Ohio, Youngstown

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Credit Line: Richard J. Zitto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0235.35Catalog Number: 2010.0235.35Accession Number: 2010.0235

Object Name: Packard's Apparatuspackard's apparatusPackard's apparatus

Measurements: overall: 4 in x 13 in x 14 in; 10.16 cm x 33.02 cm x 35.56 cmoverall: 4 in x 13 in x 14 in; 10.16 cm x 33.02 cm x 35.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_1409617

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