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Historic Scientific Instruments Collection

TitleHistoric Scientific Instruments Collection
DescriptionThis collection consists of a variety of scientific instruments once used in the study of chemistry at Edinburgh University. Included, among others, are around 12 galvanometers, several microscopes, some micrometers, ammeters, hydrometers, eudiometers, goniometers, spectrometers, planimeters and an x-ray camera. There is also a variety of other laboratory equipment such as tweezers, thermometers, crucibles, bell jars and other glass items. Although not individually significant, they provide some insight into the history of chemistry teaching and research at the University.
CustodianArnold Beevers; University of Edinburgh.
Custodial HistoryThe Collection was largely brought together by Dr C. Arnold Beevers, Reader Emeritus in Crystallography at the University of Edinburgh from 1938-2001
OriginEdinburgh; Europe; Scotland; United Kingdom; University of Edinburgh
Parent Collection Chemistry Collection