Scientific apparatus and instruments; Santa Clara University (Calif.); Electric discharges;
When connected to a power source, a bright electric spark would flash between the two ends of the two outer posts. The middle glass post is made of photo gray glass (yellow tinted glass), which would have glowed. This instrument is visible in early...
Santa Clara University (Calif.); Ground breaking ceremonies; Students;
Timothy P. Connolly, '30, SCU Student body president, with William C. Gianera, S.J., Dean of Faculty, and Henry C. Miller, superintendent of construction, at groundbreaking for Nobili Hall. Nobili hall was completed in 1930.
Santa Clara University (Calif.); Jails; Santa Clara (Calif.); Adobe buildings
This was the oldest jail in California built on the old Gardner property after the second Mission Santa Clara site was erected near the present Santa Clara depot in 1818. The structure was razed on January 12, 1922. This image was taken as workmen...
Scientific apparatus and instruments; Santa Clara University (Calif.); Electric discharges; X-ray tubes;
This instrument appears to be an early type of vacuum discharge tube or x-ray tube. The glass tube contains metal electrodes that have been sealed and from which the air has been removed by a vacuum system.
Scientific apparatus and instruments; Santa Clara University (Calif.)
This instrument allowed water to be heated to a temperature higher than boiling point at atmospheric pressure, resulting in considerably high pressure inside. Papin designed a model of a digester in 1680 that allowed a piston inside a cylinder to...