Packard's Falling Body Apparatus

Packard's Falling Body Apparatus

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Description
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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Object Name
Packard's Apparatus
packard's apparatus
Packard's apparatus
user
The Rayen School
maker
L. E. Knott Apparatus Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
used
United States: Ohio, Youngstown
Measurements
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
ID Number
2010.0235.35
catalog number
2010.0235.35
accession number
2010.0235
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