Simple one-prism, three-arm brass spectroscope on an iron tri-leg base. The "HEELE-BERLIN" inscription on the prism cover is that of 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.

Ref: Hans Heele, Spectroscopes and Spectroscopic Accessories (Berlin, 1907), pp. 14-15.

Date Made: 1900-1923

Maker: Heele, Hans

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Berlin, Berlin

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Credit Line: Lafayette College

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0826.01Catalog Number: 1981.0826.01Accession Number: 1981.0826

Object Name: spectroscope

Measurements: overall: 11 1/4 in; 28.575 cmoverall: 11 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 18 1/4 in; 28.575 cm x 34.29 cm x 46.355 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1464174

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