Right Angle Prism

Right Angle Prism

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Prism, Right Angle
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
PH.326226
catalog number
326226
accession number
259752
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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