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Galvanometer, Magrini pattern
    • Setting:
      Room XVI
    • Inventor:
      Luigi Magrini
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      ca. 1850
    • Materials:
      mahogany, brass
    • Dimensions:
      total height 450 mm, base diameter 265 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Galvanometer, Magrini pattern (Inv. 872)

Incomplete version of differential galvanometer invented by Luigi Magrini. The mahogany base has three brass leveling screws. The coil and needle arrangement is complex. Below is a conventional galvanometer with magnetic needle; above are two concentric coils of fine wire and a needle suspended from six limbs between the two coils. The glass dome is missing. Provenance: Lorraine collections.