Roy Clarke Using a Microbalance

ID: SIA2011-0762 and 481C

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1960-1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9622, Box 1, Folder: Roy Clarke Oral History

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Roy Clarke, Department of Mineral Sciences, United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), sits at the microbalance in the chemical laboratory on the third floor of the NMNH's main building. According to Roy Clarke. the microbalance was nicely housed, but left the user wanting for leg room, due to a cabinet below which was used with chemical storage.

Subject

  • Clarke, Roy S., Jr
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

A microbalance is an instrument capable of making precise measurements of weight of objects of relatively small mass. It is the precision of the microbalance that distinguishes it from other weighing devices.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9622, Box 1, Folder: Roy Clarke Oral History

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1960-1962

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Equipment
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Laboratories
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Science rooms and equipment
  • Research--Equipment and supplies
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-0762 and 481C

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8.10h ; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

Full Record

View Full Record