Cooper Union collection of antique physics lab instruments
Scope and Contents
This collection contains antique physics lab instruments that are assumed to have been used by the Cooper Union Physics Department. Many of the instruments are functional, but it is not recommended that anyone test or use these instruments. Collection highligts include ornate Wheatstone Bridges, brass Reflecting Goniometers, and a Foot Candle Meter.
- Creation: 1887 - 1960
- Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Albert Nerken School of Engineering (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers without restriction.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from The Cooper Union Archives and Special Collections. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Biographical / Historical
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has been offering engineering coursework since 1859, but was not awarding Bachelor of Engineering degrees until 1906. The School began offering a Master’s in Engineering in 1964 as the first graduate program in the history of the college. The School also offered an Engineering Ph.D. program from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s.
1 Linear Feet (TK)
Language of Materials
This collection contains antique physics lab instruments that are assumed to have been used by the Cooper Union Physics Department. The instruments are thought to have been manufactured between 1887 and 1960.
This collection has been arranged by material type.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was compiled by Cooper Union Chair of Physics Philip Yecko. We believe that these materials were used in Cooper Union classes.
- Ezra Sardes
- April 2023
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