Duboscq colorimeter, Germany, 1901-1914

Made:
1901-1914 in Freiburg district

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Dubosq colorimeter, steel frame, by F. Hellige and Co., Freiburg, Germany, 1901-1914. Full 3/4 view, matt black perspex
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Duboscq colorimeter, steel frame, by F. Hellige and Co., Freiburg, Germany, 1901-1914

A colorimeter compares colours of samples with standard colours during chemical analysis to determine the concentration of a sample. Samples are viewed through a monocular microscope. The Duboscq colorimeter was used in urine analysis and later blood analysis to determine concentrations of its components in physiological laboratories and medical diagnosis.

Jules Duboscq (1817-86), a French optical instrument maker, invented this type of colorimeter in 1854. It was one of the earliest colorimeters and proved to be one of the most popular.

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Category:
Laboratory Medicine
Object Number:
1980-381
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), complete, glass, steel (metal)
Measurements:
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type:
colorimeter
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Royal College of Pathologists
status:
Permanent collection

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