Accession Number: 2009.uc.8
Instrument Name: Actinometer
Case: brown leather or suede, opens like change-purse with a hinged metal snap closure. Instrument: dull grey metal tube with a black plastic cupped eyepiece; the tube rotates; where it rotates, three black measurement scales are marked around its circumference; inscribed “bios-/Aktinometer/Made in Germany”; view through tube is translucent white with turquoise/blue circular spot. Tube marked “125-” and “UC8″ (previous accession number).
Primary Materials: leather or suede, metal, plastic, glass
Markings: Old Inventory Number = uc8.
Dimensions (cm): Length = 11 cm, Max. width = 5 cm
When held to a light, in particular the sun, this actinometer could measure the radiation of a heated body.
Manufacturer: bios-/Aktinometer/Made in Germany
Date of Manufacture: Early 20th C.
Donated to UTSIC: No