Powell's Wave Machine

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about 1862

Wooden case sits vertically on base. Metal crank on one side; other side has two rows of white balls on top of vertical wire rods. White balls on top form wave shape. Red and green tape mark various points along wave. Two removable wooden covers white wave markers.

Overall: 16 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (41.91 x 102.87 x 11.43 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

2002.1.34022

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument: Acoustics

Classification

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument - Acoustics

Not on view

Provenance

Purchase from E.S. Ritchie, Boston, April 21, 1862 for $31.50; catalogued into the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2002.

Old Number

Wm001

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