Spectrometer

Description
The manufacturer described this instrument as a “Laboratory Spectrometer, Bunsen’s model,” noting that it had a stationary circle 27 cm diameter, divided into 10’ and read by verniers to 10" of arc. The “SOCIETE GENEVOISE / Pour la Construction / D’Instruments de Physique / GENEVE” inscription refers to a firm that, since its founding in 1862, has supplied sophisticated apparatus to laboratories around the world.
Ref: Société Genevoise, Illustrated Price List of Physical and Mechanical Instruments (Geneva, 1900), pp. 89-90.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spectrometer
date made
1890s
maker
Societe Genevoise
Measurements
overall: 5 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 14.2875 cm x 10.4775 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
Schweiz: Genève, Geneva
ID Number
PH*335218
catalog number
335218
accession number
315390
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Optics
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Columbia University

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