Right Angle Prism

Right Angle Prism

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This right angle prism belonged to the American hydraulic engineer, Clemens Herschel (1842-1930). The widow of Albert Haertlein (1895-1960), professor of civil engineering at Harvard University, gave it to the Smithsonian.
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Object Name
Prism, Right Angle
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 4 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 10.795 cm x 5.715 cm x 4.7625 cm
overall in box: 1 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 11.1125 cm x 5.715 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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