Goniometer

Goniometer

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Description
William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), an English chemist, invented the reflecting goniometer in 1809. Eilhard Mitscherlich (1794-1863), a German chemist, added telescopes to Wollaston’s design. The "Troughton & Simms London" inscription on this example is that of an important and long-lived instrument firm in London.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
goniometer
Maker
Troughton & Simms
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 9 in x 12 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 22.86 cm x 31.115 cm
overall: 11 1/8 in x 10 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in; 28.2575 cm x 26.67 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
PH.328754
catalog number
328754
accession number
308252
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National Museum of American History
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