Periodic Table vs. … vs. Periodical table

You are familiar with the periodic table.

You may be familiar with the periodic table table, invented by Theo Gray. The top of this four-legged table is itself a periodic table of the elements. The invention led to Theo being awarded the 2002 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry (and indirectly led to other things, including his becoming a columnist for Popular Science magazine).

You are less likely to be familiar with the periodical table table. A company called Levenger offers it for sale. The periodical table table is a storage and display receptacle for magazines and other periodical publications.  (Thanks to investigator Thomas Michel for bringing it to our attention.)


2 Responses to “Periodic Table vs. … vs. Periodical table”

  1. Dmajor Says:

    What is it when it’s not being a table?

  2. Jim Cowdery Says:

    RILM’s bibliographic database has yet another type of periodical table; we use it to default periodical titles and publishers into individual records.

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