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Torsion seismograph, Wood-Anderson

The full name of the instrument is the Wood-Anderson torsion seismograph. It was invented jointly by Harry O. Wood of the Seismology Laboratory and J. A. Anderson of the Mount Wilson Observatory. The patent was registered on Sept. 1, 1925, in the name of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The instrument was acquired from the Seismology Laboratory through David Johnson in 1996. It is brass, painted gray. Documentation in file. Manufacturer: Fred C. Henson Co., Pasadena.


ID: 1996-00098

Creation Jan. 1, 1925

MEDIUM: Metal; LENGTH: 14 inches tall; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Seismology

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