Date: Sat Feb 17 12:01:08 2007

Author: Bernard Cleyet

Subject: Re: To start your weekend with a laugh ...

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I presume Cliff is joking.

bc, who has a mini. museum

p.s. a glass plate coated w/ chalkdag is quite different from white
waxed paper (my Atwoods')

cbettis@unlserve.unl.edu wrote:

>Not to worry Tom, as we had two and I only took the base.
>
>I will tell Gene Rudd about the other one. If I don't make use of this stuff,
>it will be sold for scrap.
>
>Cliff
>
>Quoting "Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr." :
>
>
>
>> To see an example of the free fall apparatus that Cliff mentions, go
>>to
>>
>>http://physics.kenyon.edu/EarlyApparatus/Mechanics/Free_Fall/Free_Fall.html
>>
>>.
>>
>> This dates from the 1920s -- not very old at all...
>>
>> Cliff -- you break my heart when you disassemble this piece of
>>apparatus!
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> Tom Greenslade
>>
>>cbettis@unlserve.unl.edu wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Stephen,
>>>
>>>I have been doing serious scavenging in the attic. There is some
>>>
>>>
>>wonderful old
>>
>>
>>>stuff up there. I am grabbing on to whatever looks good and isn't
>>>
>>>
>>museum
>>
>>
>>>stuff. I just finished building a "new" pile driver, parts of which
>>>
>>>
>>came from
>>
>>
>>>two Young's modulus apparatus and an old free fall experiment (really
>>>
>>>
>>old: it
>>
>>
>>>used a tuning fork and a stylus to leave timing marks on a wax paper
>>>
>>>
>>streamer).
>>
>>
>>>My guess is most of the stuff will be tossed.
>>>
>>>Cliff
>>>
>>>Quoting "Wallin, Stephen R" :
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Don't lose those dandy historical artifacts in the attic. Was UNL
>>>>first
>>>>physics graduate school west of the Missip.?
>>>>
>>>>Stephen
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>________________________________
>>>>
>>>>From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
>>>>
>>>>
>>[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]
>>
>>
>>>>On
>>>>Behalf Of Cliff Bettis
>>>>Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 1:58 PM
>>>>To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>>>>Subject: [tap-l] To start your weekend with a laugh ...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I just got this note:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Dear faculty,
>>>>
>>>>The Society of Physics Student has been put in charge of taking
>>>>inventory for the physics department. The information gathered will
>>>>
>>>>
>>be
>>
>>
>>>>used to help prepare moving into the new building. In the next
>>>>
>>>>
>>couple
>>
>>
>>>>of
>>>>weeks members of SPS will be contacting each one of you
>>>>
>>>>
>>individually
>>
>>
>>>>to
>>>>sit down and catalog your specific equipment. This process should
>>>>
>>>>
>>take
>>
>>
>>>>no more than an hour of your time, and it would be nice if this
>>>>
>>>>
>>could
>>
>>
>>>>all be done in a timely manner. Thank you for your cooperation.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>
>
>
>

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I presume Cliff is joking.

bc, who has a mini. museum

p.s. a glass plate coated w/ chalkdag is quite different from white
waxed paper (my Atwoods')

cbettis@unlserve.unl.edu wrote:

Not to worry Tom, as we had two and I only took the base.

I will tell Gene Rudd about the other one. If I don't make use of this stuff,
it will be sold for scrap.

Cliff

Quoting "Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr." :



To see an example of the free fall apparatus that Cliff mentions, go
to

http://physics.kenyon.edu/EarlyApparatus/Mechanics/Free_Fall/Free_Fall.html

.

This dates from the 1920s -- not very old at all...

Cliff -- you break my heart when you disassemble this piece of
apparatus!

Best Regards,

Tom Greenslade

cbettis@unlserve.unl.edu wrote:


Stephen,

I have been doing serious scavenging in the attic. There is some


wonderful old


stuff up there. I am grabbing on to whatever looks good and isn't


museum


stuff. I just finished building a "new" pile driver, parts of which


came from


two Young's modulus apparatus and an old free fall experiment (really


old: it


used a tuning fork and a stylus to leave timing marks on a wax paper


streamer).


My guess is most of the stuff will be tossed.

Cliff

Quoting "Wallin, Stephen R" :




Don't lose those dandy historical artifacts in the attic. Was UNL
first
physics graduate school west of the Missip.?

Stephen



________________________________

From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu



[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]



On
Behalf Of Cliff Bettis
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 1:58 PM
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: [tap-l] To start your weekend with a laugh ...



I just got this note:



Dear faculty,

The Society of Physics Student has been put in charge of taking
inventory for the physics department. The information gathered will



be



used to help prepare moving into the new building. In the next



couple



of
weeks members of SPS will be contacting each one of you



individually



to
sit down and catalog your specific equipment. This process should



take



no more than an hour of your time, and it would be nice if this



could



all be done in a timely manner. Thank you for your cooperation.














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