Fresnel's Double Prism in Brass Tube

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19th century

Consists of two elongated rectangular prisms of quartz

Overall: 2 3/8 × 1 3/8 in. (6 × 3.5 cm)

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

2002.1.34567

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument

Classification

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Optics

Not on view

Published References

Eugene Lommel The Nature of Light New York: D.Appleton & Co. (1876) p.344

Provenance

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

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