Borosilicate-glass Hydrosphere with Instruments for Underwater Research

Object Name: 
Borosilicate-glass Hydrosphere with Instruments for Underwater Research

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Object Name: 
Borosilicate-glass Hydrosphere with Instruments for Underwater Research
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
99.8.50
Dimensions: 
Overall (antenna extended) H: 90.6 cm; (top of metal mount) H: 28.8 cm; Diam (aprox): 24.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning, Inc.
Web Description: 
Borosilicate hydrospheres are used to hold monitoring equipment for underwater exploration, raise objects from the sea floor, and keep floating equipment at a predetermined level.
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Source
1998-07-01
Corning Glass Center, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Borosilicate-glass Hydrosphere with Instruments for Underwater Research. Colorless glass, metal, circuit boards with chips. Hollow spherical shape with steel top and bands. On interior antenna which comes through top and circuit board.