Wave Demonstration Device

Wave Demonstration Device

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This mechanical lantern slide showing five types of waves may be a Waggener Wave Apparatus. William J. Waggener, the first professor of physics in the University of Colorado, invented this apparatus in early 1895, while studying at the University of Berlin. This example came from Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois.
Ref: Central Scientific Co., Physical Apparatus and Instruments (Chicago, 1923), p. 289.
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wave projection apparatus
overall: 9.8 cm x 21.4 cm x 1.9 cm; 3 27/32 in x 8 7/16 in x 3/4 in
overall: 8 3/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 3/4 in; 21.2725 cm x 10.00125 cm x 1.905 cm
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