Exhibition: Flashes of Inspiration: The Work of Harold Edgerton

A multi-media celebration of the life and work of MIT legend, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, including his development of the electronic strobe and his dedication to making the invisible visible. Opened in the MIT Museum's main galleries in 1999; closed March 2, 2009.

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Microflash model 549 electronic flash (model 550)
1998.012.001
Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc.
circa 1961
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Base for motion picture camera (IN-0578)
IN-1152
date unknown
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Camera, type A-5a, with Raytheon control box, type D-5
IN-1596
Fairchild Aviation Corporation
1940s
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Prototype of Strobotac flash
IN-1599
General Radio Company
circa 1939
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Experimental magneto-optic shutter
IN-1603
Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc.
circa 1949
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Strobotron tube, type 1D21/SN4
IN-1706
Sylvania
date unknown
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Microflash, Model P509
IN-2238
General Radio Company
circa 1957
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High speed 35mm motion picture camera
IN-2411
date unknown c. 1939
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Sun Flash lamp house with quartz FT-17A flash lamp
IN-2415
Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc.
1947
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Stroboscope, type 548, with mercury lamp
IN-2430
General Radio Company
circa 1935
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underwater spark light source
IN-2434
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underwater camera and flash
IN-2943
Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc.
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Sonar pinger with transducer and recorder
1983.010.001
Edgerton, Harold Eugene
after 1954
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Air-gap strobe
1983.010.002
Carpenter Manufacturing Corporation
date unknown
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Motion picture camera
IN-0578
Ernemann-Werke AG
date unknown
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Film container for camera (IN-0578)
IN-0885
date unknown
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Special flash lamp
1983.088.001
date unknown
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Special flash lamp
1983.088.002
date unknown
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Special flash lamp
1983.088.004
date unknown
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Flash lamp: 10,000 flashes per second tube
1983.088.013
date unknown
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Quartz and vycor flash lamp
1983.088.019
Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc.
date unknown
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Quartz and vycor flash lamp
1983.088.022
date unknown
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GE FT-220
1983.088.037
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Sylvania type R4340
1983.088.048
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Mazda FT-17-40 quartz/xenon flash lamp
1983.088.052
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First mercury strobe lamp made at MIT
1983.088.054
date unknown
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Mercury pool stroboscope lamp
1983.088.055
circa 1935
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Voightlander camera
1987.030.002
date unknown
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Microflash model 549 trigger unit (model 551)
1998.012.002
Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc.
circa 1961
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