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ADAM HILGER MIRROR GALVANOMETER WITH VIEWING SCREEN, 1950's

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ADAM HILGER MIRROR GALVANOMETER WITH VIEWING SCREEN, 1950's

A mirror galvanometer is a mechanical meter that senses electric current, except that instead of moving a needle, it moves a mirror. The mirror reflects a beam of light, which projects onto a meter, and acts as a long, weightless, massless pointer. In 1826, Johann Christian Poggendorff developed the mirror galvanometer for detecting electric currents. The apparatus is also known as a spot galvanometer after the spot of light produced in some models.

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