Lissajous Apparatus (Tuning Fork)

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about 1850

Two tuning forks mounted on wooden stands (stands not original). One fork is placed horizontal to the ground, the other stands vertical. Both forks have small mirrors mounted on the branch of tuning fork. Mirrors are positioned to face each other.

Overall: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)

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

2002.1.34023

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument: Acoustics

Classification

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument - Acoustics

Not on view

Published References

E. Atkinson, Elementary Treatise on Physics. Translated from Ganot's Elements de Physique. (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890), 259-262.

Provenance

Source unknown; catalogued into the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2002.

Old Number

Tf016,Tf016a

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