William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), an English chemist, invented the reflecting goniometer in 1809, and described it in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. This example came from the U.S. Military Academy. The “Pixii / Rue du Jardinet No. 2 a Paris” inscription indicates that it was made before 1838, when the firm moved to a new location.

Maker: Pixii, Hippolyte

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.315652Catalog Number: 315652Accession Number: 217544

Object Name: goniometer

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 11/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 11/16 in; 16.9545 cm x 12.065 cm x 11.8745 cmoverall: 6 9/16 in x 3 13/16 in x 3 5/8 in; 16.66875 cm x 9.68375 cm x 9.2075 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-44e9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1184232

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