- A scioptic ball is a universal joint that allows an optical instrument to be pointed in many directions. The form originated in the early seventeenth century. This example, from Brown University, probably dates from the mid-nineteenth century.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- scioptic ball
- Scioptic ball
- overall: 3 5/8 in x 6 9/16 in x 6 7/16 in; 9.2075 cm x 16.66875 cm x 16.35125 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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