Diffraction Chromoscope


Frederic Eugene Ives (1856-1937) was an American inventor who was particularly interested in color photography. He patented a diffraction chromoscope in 1908. The inscription on a metal tag on this example reads “THE SCIENTIFIC SHOP / CHICAGO.”

Albert Brown Porter (1864-1909) was a graduate of Purdue University who did graduate work in physics at The Johns Hopkins University, and then taught physics at the Armour Institute (1894-1903). He then established The Scientific Shop, a firm that made and sold precision instruments.

Ref: Frederick Ives, “Diffraction Chromoscope,” U.S. Patent 339,369 (September 8, 1908).

Maker: Scientific ShopScientific Shop

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of the University of Michigan Department of Physics

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.319724Catalog Number: 319724Accession Number: 239024

Object Name: Diffraction Chromoscope

Measurements: box: 16 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 40.64 cm x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cmoverall in box: 4 11/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 18 1/2 in; 11.90625 cm x 8.5725 cm x 46.99 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e102-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_2392

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