Heat Reflectors (2)

Heat Reflectors (2)

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Description
These reflectors were sometimes termed Pictet’s apparatus, as Marc Auguste Pictet (1752-1825), professor of natural philosophy at Geneva and Fellow of the Royal Society of London, showed that heat could be reflected in the same way that light is.
Ref: Benjamin Pike, Jr., Pike’s Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments (New York, 1848), vol. 2, pp. 98-99.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
heat reflectors
heat reflectors (2)
Measurements
overall; stand, each: 15 in x 8 in; 38.1 cm x 20.32 cm
overall; reflectors, each: 2 1/2 in x 12 7/16 in; 6.35 cm x 31.59125 cm
ID Number
PH.325779
catalog number
325779
accession number
255505
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