Packard's Falling Body Apparatus

Packard's Falling Body Apparatus

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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.
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Packard's Apparatus
packard's apparatus
Packard's apparatus
The Rayen School
L. E. Knott Apparatus Company
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United States: Massachusetts, Boston
United States: Ohio, Youngstown
overall: 4 in x 13 in x 14 in; 10.16 cm x 33.02 cm x 35.56 cm
overall: 4 in x 13 in x 14 in; 10.16 cm x 33.02 cm x 35.56 cm
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