Musée Edouard Branly

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Plaque at the Musée Édouard Branly on rue d'Assas in Paris

The Musée Édouard Branly is a museum dedicated to the work of radio pioneer Édouard Branly (1844-1940). It is located in the 6th arrondissement at the Institut Catholique de Paris-ISEP, 21, rue d'Assas, Paris, France, and open by appointment only.[1]

The museum contains the research laboratory and equipment used by Édouard Branly, a physics professor at the Institut Catholique de Paris and inventor of the first widely used radio receiver, the Branly coherer circa 1884-1886. Its collection includes a number of early devices used in wireless experiments, such as electrolytic detectors, insulated tubes filled with metal filings, a Righi oscillator, generators, electromagnets, metallic blades mounted on glass, electrical contacts, and a column of six steel balls stacked in a glass cylinder.

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  1. ^ Michael Zils - Museums of the World: Afghanistan-Swaziland - 2001 Page 192 ISBN 3598206089 "Musée Édouard-Branly. 21 Rue d'As Paris - T: 0149545220"

Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 2°19′46″E / 48.84889°N 2.32944°E / 48.84889; 2.32944