Scientific Equipment

Alchometer

A black tin case containing an alchometer apparatus, with instructions, consisting of a glass graduated cylinder, a metal tube and clip, a small candle, a small glass orb and a glass flask. This apparatus was developed by Chemistry Professor Ernest Vuilleumier as an early prototype to a breathalyzer test kit. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00354

Location: Shelf 26

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Ammeter

A brass metal mechanism with an exposed needle, raised half-circle meter and two current knobs mounted on a wooden base. A small silver metal plaque on the front of the instrument reads "CURRENT INDICATOR No. 122 CAPACITY 34 AMPERES PATENT APPLIED FOR MANUFACTURED BY THOMSON HOUSTON ELECTRIC CO. LYNN, MASS. U.S.A.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00402

Location: Shelf 37

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Atari Lab Computer Start-up Kit, c.1980

An Atari Lab starter kit developed by Priscilla Laws at Dickinson College in the early 1980's. The box set includes a catalogue and various lab equipement for young learners. What is shown includes the catalogue, an introduction information sheet, and the packaging box. Other items in the kit are currently on display and are not shown here.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00351

Location: Shelf 17

Subject: computer starter kit, Science

Format: Miscellaneous, Scientific Equipment

Celestial Globe, c.1900

A large blue sphere depicting location of constellations and stars in the earth's sky in a wooden frame with an iron base.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00387

Location: Drop file Cabinets

Subject: Scientific Equipment, Globe

Format: Scientific Equipment

Centrifuge

Glass tubes suspended by a metal bar attached to a circular base with a hand crank to turn them.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00359

Location: Foyer Display 1

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Compound Binoculars, 1868

Brass-bound binoculars from 1868.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00358

Location: Foyer Display 1

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Early Electric Motor

A motor comprised on a brass-colored metal cylinder with several holes at the top of its sides and bottom. On the top between the two bent pipes sticking out is the text engraved ".01 - OHM MORRIS E. LEEDS & CO. PHILADELPHIA 3713". 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00405

Location: Shelf 37

Subject: Scientific Equipment, Electric Motor

Format: Scientific Equipment

Fountain in Vacuo, c.1900

A large oblong glass globe attached to a metal base with a metal stem in its center and a control valve.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00381

Location: Foyer Display 3

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Magic Lantern Slides

Multiple long glass plate slides painted with images to be used with a projector. A total of 18 slides are stored in two wooden boxes along with a black painted wood slide holder. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00403

Location: Shelf 39

Subject: Scientific Equipment, Photography

Format: Scientific Equipment

Optician's Apparatus

An optician's apparatus, including a a pair of fitting glasses, 24 lenses in storage boxes and two spectrum aparatuses. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00393

Location: Shelf 39

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

Priestley Scientific Glassware

Ten pieces of various scientific glassware owned and used by John Priestley for his experiements. The set includes several clear glass test tubes, flasks, "s" tubes, and a flask with a valve.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00337

Location: Shelf 21 (housed with 00340, 00341)

Subject: scientific glassware

Format: Glassware/Ceramics, Scientific Equipment

Rotating Beam Engine, c.1835

A machine with a wooden base, four black coils, brass scale and spinning wheel.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00370

Location: Foyer Display 2

Subject: Scientific Equipment

Format: Scientific Equipment

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