Resistance Box

University College

Accession Number: 2009.uc.6

Instrument Name: Resistance Box


Brown insulator board composed ot 20 brass plates, each row numbered 1-10 in descending order, each plate is associated with a corresponding hold for brass pegs and a coil of resistant wire below the board, which are either bare metal or bright green (one green coil has “DK” written on its bottom); two removable brass pegs with brown insulator head; two brass knobs located at the top corners of the insulator board; topmost brass plate stamped “108 J.S. Plaskett”. resistance coils encased in a plexiglass case; plexi case used to be labeled with a sticker that said “20″ on the side

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Primary Materials: metal, wood, plexiglass case


Dimensions (cm):

Height = 12 cm, Width = 12.5 cm, Lencth = 15 cm


Used for producing desired electrical resistances in electrical experiments.


Associated Instruments:


Manufacturer: J.S. Plaskett

Date of Manufacture: Late 19th C.


Donated to UTSIC: No

Historical Notes:

J. S. Plaskett, professor at U of T. (not the instrument maker)