Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
    • Setting:
      Room XI
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      second half 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      mahogany, brass, glass
    • Dimensions:
      total height 560 mm, large sphere diameter 340 mm, small sphere diameter 135 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Conductor (Inv. 2703)

Large conductor consisting of a tapered brass tube terminating in a large sphere at one end and a smaller sphere at the other. One of the glass supports fits into a hole in the large sphere; the other secures the opposite end of the tube. These supports are similar to the ones for the large Edward Nairne machine and are probably of London origin. The apparatus has been restored. Provenance: Lorraine collections.