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Spectrometer

Spectrometer

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Description
The “Wm. Grunow / New York” inscription on this spectrometer is that of William Grunow (1830-1917), a German craftsman who arrived in the United States in 1849. In 1873, now living in New York, Grunow announced his willingness “to execute all orders for philosophical instruments.” Grunow moved to West Point in 1881, and became custodian of the astronomical observatory at the U.S. Military Academy.
Ref: D.J. Warner, “Julius & William Grunow,” Rittenhouse 3 (1989): 41-48.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spectrometer
maker
Grunow, William
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 19 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 48.895 cm x 29.845 cm
ID Number
PH.315428
catalog number
315428
accession number
217544
Credit Line
United States Military Academy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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