Zeiss Crystal Refractometer

Description
A crystal refractometer measures the refractive index of solid bodies. The Carl Zeiss Optical Works showed two of these instruments, one large and one small, at the Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. This example is marked "Carl Zeiss Jena Germany Nr. 6880 Abb." It came to the Smithsonian from Columbia University.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
refractometer
maker
Zeiss
Measurements
overall: 43 cm x 27 cm x 26.5 cm; 16 15/16 in x 10 5/8 in x 10 7/16 in
place made
Deutschland: Thüringen, Jena
ID Number
2001.0162.03.01
accession number
2001.0162
catalog number
2001.0162.03.01
subject
Optics
Chemistry
Worlds Fair
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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