Compound Magnet and Electrotome (Mercury Interruptor)

Daniel Davis, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts


about 1837-1838

Overall: 5 1/8 x 7 5/16 x 3 15/16 in. (13 x 18.5 x 10 cm)

Base: 7 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 11/16 in. (18.415 x 9.843 x 1.746 cm)

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



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument: Electricity


Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument - Electricity

Not on view

Publication History

David Pantalony, Richard L. Kremer, Francis J. Manasek, Study, Measure, Experiment: Stories of Scientific Instruments at Dartmouth College, Norwich, Vermont: Terra Nova Press, 2005, p. 157-9, ill.

Published References

Daniel Davis, Jr. "Manuel of Magnetism" 3rd edition, 1851. p. 305


Medical School, Dartmouth College; catalogued for the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2002.

Old Number

In013; Dartmouth College Museum no. 22.22.20110

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