Optical Square

J.N. Brown, Hanover, New Hampshire


about 1885

Overall: 8 11/16 in. (22 cm)

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



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument


Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Optics

Not on view

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. 31, ill.


Found in the attic of the Thayer School of Engineering, possibly from the Chandler School; transferred by Dean William Kimball to the Dartmouth College Museum, June 17, 1960; catalogued into the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2002.

Old Number

Dartmouth College Museum no. 160.30.18766

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