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Model of wire screen in octagonal frame used by Heinrich Hertz, 1949
Seven 1/4 scale models of apparatus used by Heinrich Hertz:-; Seven 1/4 scale models of apparatus used by Heinrich Hertz:- (a) 2 parabolic zinc reflectors, one with oscillator and
Work Type
Radio Communication
Date
1949
Location
Science Museum
Material
copper (alloy); metal (unknown); wood (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 500 mm x 500 mm x 10 mm, .17 kg
Description
Model (scale 1:4) of wire screen in octagonal frame used by Heinrich Hertz, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949; Model (scale 1:4) of wire screen in octagonal frame used by Heinrich Hertz, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949.; ; These are quarter-scale models of the apparatus used by Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894) to attempt to prove experimentally the theory of James Clerk Maxwell that electromagnetic waves behaved in the same way as light. In the years 1886 to 1891 Hertz conducted a classic series of experiments which are some of the most important in science. He designed apparatus for generating and detecting electric waves. He studied them to prove that they possessed all the properties of light and radiant heat. They could be reflected, refracted and polarised and their velocity was 300,000 kilometres per second. In doing so he validated Maxwell s theory of electromagnetism and began the progressive opening-up of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Repository
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Cable
Made in museum
ID Number
co34376
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
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large_1949_0052.jpg
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