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and Engineer Magazine April 27 1901
I have about 20 issues of this magazine in similar condition. The first
40 or so pages are all advertising. So are the last 10 - 15. The
middle discusses cutting edge developments in the emerging field of electricity
and engineering. There
are ads for all sorts of rare things one could only wish to find. There
are fans, motors, steam engines, light
bulbs, arc lamps, telephone and telegraphy related ads, tools and much more.
The ads near the end mostly deal with larger things like steam engines,
locomotives and large pieces of machinery and tools like milling machines,
lathes and the like. Most
all are in very nice condition noting the covers are very fragile and some are
loose. The interiors on all are nice.
General Electric Type C-9 Explosion Proof Clock
This unusual GE clock looks and is built like a watt hour meter. Other similar but different
examples in cast iron housings can be seen using Google but I read no definitive explanation for
its purpose. There is a brass tag on the
side stamped "N. L. & O. P. Co." that indicates it is probably from Niagara Lockport & Ontario Power
Co. Not being a clock guy I can not tell you much more about who made
the movement. The top
comes off and it looks to be a well made heavy duty instrument. The
key to wind it is present, but I have no idea if it works, or what, when,
why or how the timer would be activated. Different!!
Zeitsinnapparat Scientific Psychological Recording Device by Spindler & Hoyer, Göttingen It is a large and graphic instrument at
over 28" across.
This unusual and large scientific apparatus was
designed to measure & record optical and acoustic stimuli.
There is an ID tag on one top arm with the manufacturers name Spindler & Hoyer, Göttingen. It dates from approx.
1900 and is German.
Descriptions online make this type if machine sound like a forerunner of the polygraph
machine. Information also refers to its use in the study of time. There are
numerous line drawings of similar devices using the word Zeitsinnapparat online that all lead to foreign or
German sites. Here is a
linkn to one of those German Scientific sites.
It is unclear how exactly it would
work, but it seems it was meant to be driven by a motor and would be hooked
up to a drum like recording machine similar to those used on steam
Very graphic, and an interesting
and important part of the history of Psychological study. Nice!!
Thomas A. Edison Sign / Banner Approx. 15" across the bottom. On Fabric. Same logo
as the sign above, but not marked other than the Edison name. It has a plastic or
saran wrap like covering on it of which most I removed. Nice!!
"Bomb" 2 Cell Flashlight
This dates from the 30s or so. It turns on. The lens ring can be twisted
to act like a second switch? I think. Marked on back Pat Apld
For. Later versions have a patent date. Nice overall condition.