- The “Knott, Boston” inscription on one leg of this instrument refers to L. E. Knott, an apparatus firm that began in business in 1895. Knott termed it an Improved Sabine’s Torsion Pendulum for determining the moment of torsion of a wire and the moment of inertia of a ring.
- Ref: Wallace Clement Sabine, A Student’s Manual of a Laboratory Course in Physical Measurements (Boston, 1893), pp. 30-32.
- L. E. Knott, Catalogue of Physical Instruments (Boston, 1912), p. 129,
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- torsion pendulum
- L. E. Knott Apparatus Company
- place made
- United States: Massachusetts, Boston
- overall: 7 in x 5 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 13.6525 cm x 11.43 cm
- overall: 24 1/8 in x 13 5/8 in x 11 1/8 in; 61.2775 cm x 34.6075 cm x 28.2575 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Science & Scientific Instruments
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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