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Prism

Prism

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Description
Here, an equilateral crown glass prism is mounted so that it can be moved in all directions. The “LEREBOURS / PARIS” inscription refers to either Noël Jean Lerebours (1761-1840) or his son, Nicholas Paymal Marie Lerebours, who ran the instrument business on his own until 1845.
Ref: Lerebours et Secretan, Catalogue et Prix des Instruments (Paris, 1853), p. 34.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Prism
maker
Lerebours
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 32.385 cm x 8.255 cm
overall: 10 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 13.97 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
PH.315655
catalog number
315655
accession number
217544
Credit Line
United States Military Academy
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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