Munsell Color Tree

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early 20th century

A device made of cardboard colored string, and steel. The purpose seems to be to relate various shades and tints of colors to each other . The device stands on a hexagonal base 2 3/4 in. across, and stands 7 in. tall. Three layers of cardboard shapes hold the colors, and are connected by colored thread. The device was found in the Optics Lab, and says on the bottom layer, "Munsell Color Systems, Patent Copyright".

Overall: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm)

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

2002.1.34575

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument

Classification

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Optics

Not on view

Provenance

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

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