Analogue device; CCS0146


Analogue device

About this object

An instrument labelled an “analogue device for evaluating specialized trigonometric functions”. The instrument was held in the University of Canterbury Chemistry Department, and may have been built in-house using parts made elsewhere, one of which may be German. A piece of old gum appears to be stuck to the upper part of the instrument.

Instruments of this nature would have been used by Canterbury College staff and students in the Chemistry laboratories when conducting experiments.

Place Made

Christchurch, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Wood; Metal

Inscription and Marks

Manufacturer sticker; 'No. 5647'; Sticker on inside of box entitled 'Zur Geft Beachtung!' with paragraph of German text underneath.


Maximum 285mm x 440mm x 255mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Department of Chemistry

Subject and Association Keywords

Teaching tools

Named Collection

The Canterbury College Survey Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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