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Re: Assorted Antique Meters to Give Away

Hi Karl,
Thanks for the plug, but I'm afraid we are not interested, having many
of the same things ourselves. What we have at Saint Mary's is a
collection of 19th century equipment which was bought for the college,
for the most part. A few pieces were originally from Notre Dame, but as
of yet there is no home for them they are safe here.

I wish I could suggest a place to Ivan, but nothing comes to mind...I
don't think the Smithsonian is interested. I will however forward
Ivan's note to a list of folks interested in scientific instruments.

thanks again for thinking of us,

Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Karl I. Trappe wrote:

Ivan: I'd like to see your meters at the small university near Notre
Dame. I believe it is called St Mary's. They have been doing an
excellent job of restoring such old equipment and placing it on
display in their halls. Since it is just down the road from the BIG
university, one can visit there as a side detour. That's my 2 cents
worth. Karl

Greetings Colleagues:

A fellow physics faculty member and I have embarked on the task of cleaning
out the unused stuff in the department that has accumulated over the years.
Among the junk are a variety of old meters and bridges etc of the really
well built type often with hardwood cases that it is a shame to dispose of
if someone knows of a collector or museum that could use them. If you are
interested in any of the items listed below or know of someone to forward
this email to please get in touch.

Here's a partial list of what we have to dispose of::

Weston Meters:
DC voltmeters wirh 15v & 150 volt scales (have 6 or more)
DC voltmeter 3, 15, 50 v scales
Wattmeter 750 watts (July 8, 1930)
Insulation Tester model 799
DC Ammeters 0.05, 0.5, 5 A scales (have 2)

Sensitive Research Instrument Corp
DC milliammeter 2mA to 1000 mA scales
Dynamometer AC/DC voltmeter 15v to 150 volt scales (1960)

Westinghouse %VAC meter
Honeywell Portable Wheatstone bridge
GE Thermocouple Potentiometer 750 degrees Celsius
Welch Electron Diffraction tube (4 targets and homemade finicky electronics)

Ivan Rouse, Professor and Chair
Physics Department, La Sierra University
4700 Pierce St., Riverside, CA 92515
phone: 909-785-2137, FAX 909-785-2215

Dr. Karl I. Trappe Desk (512) 471-4152
Lecture Demonstration Office Office (512) 471-5411
Physics Department, Mail Stop C-1600 Home (512) 264-1616
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712-1081

Joseph J. Bellina, Jr. 219-284-4662
Associate Professor of Physics
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556