Griffin - Clarkesmith "Mechtronics" set. In wooden box. Comprises pegboard, valves, transistors, components, instructions for performing experiments.
Made by Griffin & George in England circa 1962.
Experiments and demonstrations run from batteries (not included). Spring terminals are used to avoid soldering. This set dates from the transitional period between thermionics (valves) and solid- state electronics (transistors), and represents an unusually wide introduction to basic principles. Experiments include, for example, bulbs in series and parallel, inductive circuits up to the mutual conductance of a pentode and use of a diode as a demodulator.
Wooden box with sliding lid shows partions with electronics components stored inside (speaker, resistors wire, etc). Yellow wooden board with grid of 160 holes to which connecting springs are screwed to. Instruction sheet comprises of 30 pages showing details of 22 experiments.
Donation from Dr Robin Hirst - Museum Victoria, 11 Nov 1987
Wooden box end panel: GRIFFIN <logo> CLARKESMITH Wooden box lid: MADE IN ENGLAND Instruction sheet: CATALOGUE No. L97-100 / INSTRUCTION SHEET / No. 1083 // 6001 / GRIFFIN - CLARKESMITH / MECHTRONICS SET / <logo> / GRIFFIN & GEORGE (SALES) LIMITED / The Laboratory Furnishers / LONDON BIRMINHAM MANCHESTER GLASGOW EDINBURGH / Head Office: Ealing Road, Alperton, Wembley, Middlesex / Telephone: PERivale 3344 Telex: 21126
Type of item
250 mm (Width), 90 mm (Depth), 340 mm (Height)