This seems to be a half-shadow saccharimeter with a polarizer of the sort described in 1881 by Ferdinand Lippich, a professor of mathematical physics at the German University in Prague. The vertical circle reads 120 - 0 - 120; it is graduated to 30 minutes and read by magnifiers.
Currently not on view
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brass (overall material)
overall: 18 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in x 8 in; 46.99 cm x 41.91 cm x 20.32 cm
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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