Demonstration polariscope with red leather case.

Made:
1830-1880 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

Demonstration polariscope, rosewood and ivory frame and handle a with rotating mount containing six mineral crystals samples and oval red leather and wood case with velvet and silk lining, unsigned, British, 1830-1880. Once the property of Sylvanus P Thompson (1851-1916), professor of physics at the City and Guilds Technical College in Finsbury, England.

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Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1982-1549
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), ivory, rosewood, silk, vevet, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (case & polariscope): 45 mm x 155 mm x 65 mm, W. 0.0127kg
type:
polariscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical demonstration equipment
  • component - object
  • instrument component
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Aggs, G.
status:
Permanent collection

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