Dual Prism


This device, two glass prisms hinged together and mounted on a brass stand, demonstrates the construction of achromatic lenses. The “Lerebours à Paris” inscription refers to either the instrument maker, Noël Jean Lerebours (1761-1840), or to his adopted son, Noël Marie Paymal Lerebours (1807-1873).

Ref: N. J. Lerebours, Notice d’Instruments d’Optique, de Mathématiques, et de Physique (Paris, 1830), p. 7.

Lerebours et Secretan, Catalogue et Prix des Instruments (Paris, 1853), p. 35.

Date Made: 1800-1845

Maker: Lerebours

Location: Currently not on view

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

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Credit Line: Mount St. Mary’s College

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.326114Catalog Number: 326114Accession Number: 257245

Object Name: dual prism

Physical Description: glass (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in x 3 in; 25.4 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-47b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1184314

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