Voltmeter patented by Lord Kelvin of Largs (Sir William Thomson)

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Postcard of Voltmeter patented by Lord Kelvin of Largs (Sir William Thomson).
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Voltmeter patented by Lord Kelvin of Largs (Sir William Thomson)

This electrostatic voltmeter measures electrical currents. It was profitably patented by Sir William Thomson, one of the most distinguished scientists of the late 19th century.

The electrostatic voltmeter was designed by Thomson and made by his business partner James White, a scientific instrument maker in Glasgow.

Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, 1824-1907, contributed much to the study of electricity, magnetism and heat. He designed several scientific instruments including the mirror galvanometer and the marine compass.

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Online ID: 000-000-099-951-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0088: Innovators and Innovations (multimedia essay)
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1953.74
Date: 19th century
Material: Inscription: No. 233
Dimensions: 17.50" x 9.50" x 2.75"
What: Voltmeter, electrostatic, Kelvin
Subject: 8. ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, Installation (Departmental Classification)
22. PHYSICS, Magnetism and Electricity (Departmental Classification)
Who: J. White, Glasgow (Electrostatic voltmeter maker)
Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) (scientist and inventor)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Kelvin electrostatic voltmeter 0 - 12,000 volts by J. White, Glasgow, No. 233
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