Nephoscope ; meteorological instrument ; Fineman nephoscope: "This was a portable instrument that could be used to measure the apparent speed of clouds, giving an insight into the state of the upper atmosphere. The pointer was lined up with the cloud so that the reflection of the cloud could be seen in the black glass surface. The carrying case doubled as a stand." http://www.ingenious.org.uk/See/Naturalworld/Meteorology/
When these catalogs were printed, Oxoid was part of Unipath Ltd. (Hampshire, United Kingdom). Oxoid is currently part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. (Information taken from http://www.oxoid.com/UK/blue/about/about.asp?c=UK&lang=EN on July 30, 2007) Search this
"Oxoid AnaeroGen" - an anaerobic atmosphere generation system ; "AnaeroJar" - a jar for anaerobiosis ; "CampyGen" - an atmosphere generation system for the growth of microaerophilic organisms.
3 pieces; 1 box
Type of material:
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Topic (Romaine term):
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment Search this
Barr and Stroud Rangefinder, a tool to determine distance, for battleships, submarine periscopes ; heightfinders for anti - aircraft gunnery ; complete gunnery control installations for warships and fortresses ; aerial survey instruments ; ultra - high - speed mirror cameras ; "fire control" instruments for military use ; unique piece on "binoculars" ; integrating microdensitometers ; schematic drawings included.
Cambridge and Paul Instrument Co., Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; Cambridge and Paul Instrument Co., Inc. (New York, NY) ; Cambridge Instrument Co., Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; Cambridge and Paul Instrument Co. of America, Inc. (New York, NY) Search this
Alternating current instruments for supply frequencies ; microtomes ; potentiometers ; resistances and bridges ; radiation ; optical and thermo-electric pyrometers ; fluxmeters. Thermometers and thermographs ; exhaust gas testers ; pressure and draught indicators ; vibrographs ; automatic regulators ; thermionic pH recorders ; electrocardiographs ; aero mixture indicators ; scanning electron-probe x-ray microanalysers ; apparatus for the measurement of inductance, capacity and effective resistance ; accessories for telephonic and radio-telegraphic measurements ; condensers ; "Physical and Electrical Instruments" (1903) and "Technical Thermometry" (1906) digitized on "Instruments for Science, 1800-1914: Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections" website
The collection documents Elliott's work in developing the SpectraSpan Spectrometer and related technologies including the use of echelle gratings and argon plasmas with the spectrometer. It also documents his companies, SpectraMetrics, and Elliott Laboratories. The collection contains correspondence; photographs, including lantern slides; business and financial records; writings; laboratory notes; internal company reports; user's manuals; patents and patent-related papers; and publications and printed materials.
Biographical / Historical:
William G. Elliott was an engineer who, in 1966, founded SpectraMetrics, which developed and marketed the SpectraSpan echelle spectrometer. He later sold SpectraMetrics, and founded Elliott Laboratories in 1972.
Collection donated by Mark Elliott.
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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