Spectrometer

Spectrometer

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Description
This prism spectrometer was made by Franz Schmidt & Haensch, of Berlin, and purchased from Alfred Hirschmann, for the Ryerson Laboratory at the University of Chicago, on Jan. 1, 1894. The cost was $112.50. The inked “R.L. 194” inscription refers to the Ryerson Laboratory.
Alfred Hirschmann was at the Columbian Exposition, in Chicago in 1893, representing Franz Schmidt & Haensch, and the Physikalish Technische Reichsanstalt in Berlin. He was in charge of the German instrument exhibit.
Ref: The World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Special Catalogue of the Collective Exhibition of Scientific Instruments and Appliances exhibited by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Mechanik und Optik (Berlin, 1893), pp. 19-22.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spectrometer
date made
1894
maker
Franz Schmidt & Haensch
place made
Germany: Berlin, Berlin
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in x 20 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 40.005 cm x 52.07 cm
ID Number
PH.336608
catalog number
336608
accession number
1978.0798
1979.0798
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National Museum of American History
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