Reflecting Polariscope

Reflecting Polariscope

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This fairly rugged and inexpensive reflecting polariscope has a wooden frame, a horizontal plate of blackened glass for the polarizer, a brass stage to hold the object to be examined, a magnifying lens, and a Nichol prism analyzer. The “Queen & CO / MAKERS / PHILADELPHIA” inscription near the eyepiece refers the successors to the firm that introduced this type of instrument in the 1880s.
Ref: James W. Queen & Co., Special List of New Polariscopes and Polarizing Objects for the Use of Schools and Colleges (Philadelphia, 1887).
James. W. Queen & Co., Catalogue and Price-List of Instruments and Apparatus Used in Physical Optics (Philadelphia, 1892).
Queen & Co., Inc., Catalogue of Physical Apparatus (Philadelphia, 1898), pp. 88-90.
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Object Name
date made
around 1900
Queen and Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
overall: 27.5 cm x 44 cm x 11.8 cm; 10 13/16 in x 17 5/16 in x 4 5/8 in
overall: 10 3/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 17 5/16 in; 27.305 cm x 11.7475 cm x 43.97375 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
University of Missouri at Rolla
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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