Here, a right-angle crown glass prism is mounted on a brass stand so that it can be moved in all directions. The “LEREBOURS / PARIS” inscription refers to either Noël Jean Lerebours (1761-1840) or his son, Nicholas Paymal Marie Lerebours, who ran the instrument business on his own until 1845.

Ref: Lerebours et Secretan, Catalogue et Prix des Instruments (Paris, 1853), p. 34.

Date Made: 1829-1845

Maker: Lerebours

Location: Currently not on view

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

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Credit Line: United States Military Academy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.315656Catalog Number: 315656Accession Number: 217544

Object Name: prism

Physical Description: brass (overall material)crown glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 in x 7 in x 4 in; 33.02 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_1184299

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