Amos E. Dolbear papers, 1872-1969


This collection has:

12.15 cubic ft., 12 bound volumes, 1 artifact

Amos Emerson Dolbear (1837-1910), known to his students at Tufts as "Dolly," chaired the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts College beginning in 1874. As a theoretical scientist he contributed many notable inventions, including the static telephone, the electric gyroscope used to demonstrate the Earth's rotation, the opeidoscope, and a new system of incandescent lighting. He published several books and articles and worked as an examiner at several World's Fairs.

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