Illustration of a Siren Fog Signal

ID: SIA2012-3534

Creator: Joseph Henry Papers Project

Form/Genre: Document

Date: 1875

Citation: Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866-May 1878 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007)

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Summary

Illustration of a siren fog signal as depicted in John Tyndall's On Sound (1875 edition). Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, conducted fog-sailing experiments with this instrument and demonstrated its power to Tyndall, who borrowed it for his own experiments in England.

Subject

Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image was scanned from the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 11, page between pages 312 and 313.

Contained within

Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866-May 1878 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007)

Contact information

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

Date

1875

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Topic

  • Signals and signaling
  • Secretaries
  • Science
  • Experiments
  • England
  • Science--Experiments

Place

England

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-3534

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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