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

 
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Mercury Experiment
Mercury Experiment
This instrument appears to be an early type of vacuum discharge tube or x-ray tube. The glass tube contains metal electrodes that have been sealed and from which the air has been removed by a vacuum system.

Item#: RB.42
Photograph courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU
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