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Selenium Cell

Inventor:
Ruhmer, Ernst  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 17.145 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
Selenium Cell
ID Number:
PH.320871
Catalog number:
320871
Accession number:
241402
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National Museum of American History
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Selenium cell for Bell photophone

Maker:
Bell, Alexander Graham  Search this
Measurements:
stack: 5 in x 2 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
Selenium Cell
Other Terms:
Selenium Cell; Telephones
Credit Line:
*from Alexander Graham Bell
ID Number:
EM.320049
Catalog number:
320049
Accession number:
243906
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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matchbox, container for photophone selenium cell

Measurements:
overall, box: 1 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 12.065 cm x 6.35 cm
overall, wrapping (rolled): 2 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 in; 6.35 cm x 19.05 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
phonorecord
matchbox for photophone selenium cell
matchbox, container for photophone selenium cell
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
February 1880
ID Number:
ME.312121.03
Catalog number:
312121.03
Accession number:
162298
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Photophone receiver or selenium cell

Measurements:
overall: 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 4.7625 cm
Object Name:
Sheet (Paper)
photophonic receiver
ID Number:
ME.312118
Catalog number:
312118
Accession number:
162298
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
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National Museum of American History
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Selenium cells

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 68, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 3: Reference Materials / 3.15: Selenium
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Ruhmer Selenium Cells

Object Name:
Photocell
Date made:
1904-1913
Credit Line:
Bell Telephone Laboratories
ID Number:
PG.4046.22
Catalog number:
4046.22
Accession number:
129430
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
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National Museum of American History
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Hammer's Patent: Selenium Cells #888,802

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Sep. 17, 1907
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: William J. Hammer Papers / 1.7: Patent Materials
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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selenium cell magnifier

Object Name:
selenium cell
magnifier, selenium
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331345
Catalog number:
331345
Accession number:
294351
Collector/donor number:
70-01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
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National Museum of American History
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Selenium Cell

Inventor:
Lauste, Eugene Augustin  Search this
Maker:
Lauste, Eugene Augustin  Search this
Physical Description:
brass electrical parts, terminals, screws. (overall material)
reddish bakalite (overall material)
handmade (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 2.2 cm x 4.9 cm x 7.8 cm; 7/8 in x 1 15/16 in x 3 1/16 in
Object Name:
Lauste: (Unidentified Make) Selenium Cell.
photocell
Date made:
1904-1913
Credit Line:
Bell Telephone Laboratories
ID Number:
PG.4046.25
Catalog number:
4046.25
Accession number:
129430
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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Advertisements for graphite - selenium cells, London

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: William J. Hammer Papers / 1.4: Writings by Hammer / Selenium:
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Ernst Ruhmer Selenium Cell

Maker:
Ruhmer, Ernst  Search this
Modifier:
Lauste, Eugene Augustin  Search this
Physical Description:
handmade (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3.7 cm x 5.8 cm x 4.4 cm; 1 7/16 in x 2 5/16 in x 1 3/4 in
Object Name:
Selenium Cell (Ernst Ruhmer)
photocell
Credit Line:
Bell Telephone Laboratories
ID Number:
PG.4046.33
Catalog number:
4046.33
Accession number:
129430
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Lauste, Bildwell Selenium Cell

Inventor:
Lauste, Eugene Augustin  Search this
Maker:
Lauste, Eugene Augustin  Search this
Physical Description:
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.4 cm x 10.1 cm x 10 cm; 15/16 in x 4 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
Lauste: Bildwell Selenium Cell
photocell
Date made:
1904-1913
1906-1914
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Credit Line:
Bell Telephone Laboratories
ID Number:
PG.4046.23
Catalog number:
4046.23
Accession number:
129430
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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General Electric Selenium photocell

Maker:
General Electric  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 1 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Lamp
photocell lamp
photoelectric cell
Date made:
ca 1955
Credit Line:
from General Electric Lighting Co.
ID Number:
1998.0231.13
Accession number:
1998.0231
Catalog number:
1998.0231.13
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Types of selenium cells selected by Hammer selenium cell controlling electric circuit

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: William J. Hammer Papers / 1.4: Writings by Hammer / Diagrams, Drawings, Sketches, and Graphs:
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Hammer, "Selenium Cells Bring Back Age of Miracles," New York Daily Tribune

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Mar. 20, 1910
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 1: William J. Hammer Papers / 1.4: Writings by Hammer / Selenium:
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Paper Disc

Measurements:
overall: 24 in; 60.96 cm
Object Name:
paper disc
ID Number:
PH.320556.02.03
Catalog number:
320556.02.03
Accession number:
241402
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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Cardboard Disc

Measurements:
overall: 1/8 in x 24 in; .3175 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
cardboard disc
ID Number:
PH.320556.03.04
Catalog number:
320556.03.04
Accession number:
241402
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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Metal Disc

Measurements:
overall: 1/8 in x 24 in; .3175 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
metal disc
ID Number:
PH.320556.04.03
Catalog number:
320556.04.03
Accession number:
241402
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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Paper Disc

Measurements:
overall: 24 in; 60.96 cm
Object Name:
paper disc
ID Number:
PH.320556.02.06
Catalog number:
320556.02.06
Accession number:
241402
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-78ff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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paper disc

Measurements:
overall: 24 in; 60.96 cm
Object Name:
paper disc
ID Number:
PH.320556.02.11
Catalog number:
320556.02.11
Accession number:
241402
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
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National Museum of American History
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