Spectroscope

Description
This is a simple one-prism, three-arm brass instrument on an iron tri-leg base. The "HEELE-BERLIN" inscription on the prism cover refers to Hans Heele, a German firm that made a wide range of precision optical and mechanical instruments. Heele was in business by 1893, and aquired by Bamberg in 1923. The "IMPORTED BY ARTHUR H. THOMAS CO. PHILADELPHIA" tag on one leg refers to an instrument supply firm that was established in 1900.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spectroscope
date made
1900-1923
maker
Heele, Hans
Measurements
overall: 11 1/4 in; 28.575 cm
place made
Deutschland: Berlin, Berlin
ID Number
1981.0826.01
catalog number
1981.0826.01
accession number
1981.0826
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
Lafayette College

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