Spectroscope

Description
This is a simple instrument on a tri-leg base. The “Queen & Co. Phila.” inscription on the table refers to the largest purveyor of scientific apparatus in the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1889, Queen described this instrument as their new Student’s spectroscope, complete with comparison prism. New, it cost $40. Our example has lost its prism.
Ref: James W. Queen & Co., Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Chemical Apparatus (Philadelphia, 1889), p. 285.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spectroscope
date made
ca 1900
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
ID Number
PH*326112
catalog number
326112
accession number
257245
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
Mount St. Mary’s College

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