Pouillet Apparatus

Pouillet Apparatus

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This device, showing that the tension of vapor increases with the degree of saturation, was devised by the French physicist, Claude Pouillet (1790-1868). The “J. Salleron, Paris” inscription is that of Jules Salleron (1829-1897), an instrument maker who began in business in 1855. Used at Princeton University, it was probably purchased after the establishment of the John C. Green School of Science in 1872 and the arrival of Cyrus Fogg Brackett as professor of physics in 1873.
Ref: J. Salleron, Notice Sur Les Instrumens de Précision (Paris, 1864), parts 3 and 4, p. 240.
Claude Pouillet, Éléments de Physique Expérimentale et de Météorologie (Brussels, 1836).
James W. Queen & Co., Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Physical Instruments (Philadelphia, 1888), pp. 66-67.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Pouillet Apparatus
Pouillet apparatus
maker
Salleron, Jules
place made
France: Île-de-France, Département de Ville-de-Paris
Measurements
overall: 47 1/2 in x 13 in x 9 1/2 in; 120.65 cm x 33.02 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
PH.330584
catalog number
330584
accession number
299612
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object