- This instrument, made by the Societe Genevoise pour la Construction d’Instruments de Physique et de Mechanique, seems to be an example of the “Chronograph, with R. Thury’s electric motor and regulator.” René Thury was a Swiss electrical engineer who apprenticed with and worked for the Societe Genevoise. The original Thury motor in this instrument has been replaced with one with label reading: "Warren Telechron Co. / Ashland MAss USA / Synchronous Motor, 1 RPM / 100 v / 12 W."
- Ref: Societe Genevoise pour la Construction d’Instruments de Physique et de Mechanique, Appendix to the Illustrated Price List of Physical and Mechanical Instruments (Geneva, 1903), p. 10.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- around 1900
- Societe Genevoise d’Instruments de Physique
- overall: 8 3/4 in x 29 in x 11 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 73.66 cm x 29.21 cm
- overall: 9 in x 29 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 74.295 cm x 29.21 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Bowdoin College
- Science & Scientific Instruments
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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