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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1939
  • pp: 35–36

A Simple Photox Photometer Head

EARL D. WILSON  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 35-36 (1939)

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A null-reading photometer head is described which employs a Photox cell integrally mounted with a graphite-graphite commutator in such manner that the direct current in an external instrument is reversed synchronously with the exposure of the cell to standard and unknown source. The candlepower of a Mazda lamp may be read directly on a permanent scale.

EARL D. WILSON, "A Simple Photox Photometer Head," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 29, 35-36 (1939)

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