Cells

Physics · Unidentified

Accession Number: 2009.ph.120

Description:

A black plastic casing with two terminals on top with labels “+” and “-”. The front of the casing is labeled “EPLAB”, “REC. U.S. PAT. OFF.”, “STUDENTS’ CELL”, “DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT OR CONNECT TO VOLTMETER”, and “THE PPLEY LABORATORY INC. NEWPORT R.I. MADE IN U.S.A.”. The plastic casing contains an H-shaped glass tube. The tube contains some form of silver metal with liquids. The glass tube is held on the case with a string.

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: Plastic, metal, unknown liquid, string

Markings:

The front of the casing is labeled “EPLAB”, “REC. U.S. PAT. OFF.”, “STUDENTS’ CELL”, “DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT OR CONNECT TO VOLTMETER”,”THE PPLEY LABORATORY INC. NEWPORT R.I. MADE IN U.S.A.”;

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 3.5cm, length = 13cm, width = 7.5cm

Function: Provide Voltage

Condition:

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer:

The Eppley Laboratory Inc., Newport, Rhode Island, Made in U.S.

Date of Manufacture: c. 1960

Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

Donated to UTSIC: Yes

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