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A Favorite Abode of Science:

Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

 
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Optics & Heat
Photographs courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU

Optical Demonstration Device

Spherometer

Kaleidoscope


Anamorphoscope


Seven Mirror Apparatus


Camera Lucida


Photometer

Thermista Balometer

Part of Eolypile e Chariot

Leslie Differential Thermometer
   
Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Acoustics
Photographs courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU; Hydraulic Press and Mixer photos courtesy of the SCU Archaeology Department


Magdeburg Hemispheres


Archimedean Screw


Crova's Apparatus


Oersted Piezometer


Hydraulic Press


Mixer
Electricity
Photographs courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU


Spark Discharge Device


Kinnersley's Thermometer


Grenet Battery

  
Ruhmkorff Induction Coil


Galvanometer


Mercury Experiment
Chemistry
Goniometer photograph courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU; Balance photograph courtesy of the SCU Archaeology Department

 
Wollaston Reflecting Goniometer

  
Chemical Balance
SCU Physcial Science Instruments at Smithsonian
Photographs courtesy of Steve Turner, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution


Norremberg Polariscope Apparatus


Hero's Engine


Papin's Digester

 
Pneumatic Syringe

Nicolson's Hydrometer

Hydraulic Torniquet (Barker's Mill)

Pressure Demonstrator

Acoustic Instrument

Lissajous figures
Santa Clara College Science Faculty
Photographs courtesy of SCU Archives

Aloysius Varsi, S.J.

Anthony Cichi, S.J.

Charles E. Messea, S.J.

Joseph Neri, S.J.
Science Classrooms and Laboratories
Photographs courtesy of SCU Archives

"Plate 5, The Science Lecture Room [Long Course]"

"Plate 9, The Elementary Science Room"

Laboratory

"Plate 6, The Chemical Laboratory"

"The Chemical Laboratory"

"Plate 7, The Philosophical Cabinet"

"The Philosophical Cabinet" 

"The Physical Cabinet, 86"

"The Physical Cabinet"

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