Spectrometer

Spectrometer

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Description
This AO Spencer spectrometer came from the chemistry department of Lehigh University. The Spencer Lens Co. was purchased by the American Optical Co. in 1935; and became the Scientific Instrument Division of the American Optical Co. in 1945.
Ref: Roger S. Estey, The Use of the AO Spencer Spectrometer (Buffalo, N.Y., 1938).
“Spencer Lens’s New Name,” New York Times (June 22, 1945), p. 27.
American Optical Co. ad for the Spencer Spectrometer in American Scientist 35 (January 1947): front matter.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spectrometer
maker
Central Scientific Company
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 8 7/8 in x 14 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 22.5425 cm x 36.83 cm
overall in case: 11 1/4 in x 10 7/8 in x 15 3/4 in; 28.575 cm x 27.6225 cm x 40.005 cm
ID Number
PH.337145
catalog number
337145
accession number
1979.0432
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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