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Duboscq - Soleil, Paris, France

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1853

Circular scale reads from 0-500. Vertical scale reads 60-120.

Overall: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

2002.1.34464

Geography/Culture

Europe, France

Period

19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument

Classification

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Optics

Not on view

Inscription

Disk signed J. Dubosq-Soleil a Paris. Brass piece that holds screw stem in base hand-signed "roger Matheiu, r. s. Severin 7, 1853." Bottom of wooden stand marked: "Rigault, Bobeur de Verres, Fabricant, Rue Guenegaurd, No. 16, Paris"

Exhibition History

Illuminating Instruments: Studying Light at Dartmouth, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 19-October 17, 2004.

Publication History

David Pantalony, Richard L. Kremer, Francis J. Manasek, Study, Measure, Experiment: Stories of Scientific Instruments at Dartmouth College, Norwich, Vermont: Terra Nova Press, 2005, p. 114, ill.

Provenance

Source unknown; catalogued into the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2002.

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