Science, experimentation and measurement

  • Pendulum

    Record number: 1708
    Form of acquisition: donation
    Dimensions: 30 x 0 cm
    Maximum diameter: 6.5 cm
    Maximum diameter: 2.2 cm

    Physics apparatus comprising a circular metal base made from gilt brass with a cylindrical cowl connected to the transparent, cylindrical glass body or stem. At the top there is another cylindrical part enclosing the glass and supporting a piece of gilded metal in the form of an arc, with the pendulum or lead ball hanging from the end. This device was used to experiment with the phenomenon of the attraction and repulsion of objects.