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Double cone

Artist/Maker:
Petersen, Edward
Place Made:
Salem, North Carolina
Date Made:
1880
Medium:
wood
Dimensions:
LOA 36″; WOA 18 1/2″
Accession Number:
G-5
Description:
A double, cone-shaped ball made of wood resting on a triangular track.
History:
LABEL NOTES: This apparatus was used for many years by Prof. L.B. Wurreschke in the Old Boys’ School in Salem to illustrate the law of gravitation to a class in physics. It was made for Wurreschke by Edward Petersen [or Peterson]. Petersen’s shop was located in the old slaughter house, on the south side of Academy St. west of Tar Branch. REFERENCES: For similar implement and description see THE PANORAMA OF SCIENCE AND ART by James Smith. Vol.1, p.292 and pl. I [illegible] file. (Book written ca. 1814-1820. Plate I dated 1822. New research as of March 1994; “Period catalogs simply refer to the device as a double cone.” der FREMDEM DIEMER. Vol. 6, No. 3.
RELATED NAME: Wurrescke, L.B.
Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society Collection