Diffraction Chromoscope

Diffraction Chromoscope

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Description
Frederic Eugene Ives (1856-1937) was an American inventor who was particularly interested in color photography. He patented a diffraction chromoscope in 1908. The inscription on a metal tag on this example reads “THE SCIENTIFIC SHOP / CHICAGO.”
Albert Brown Porter (1864-1909) was a graduate of Purdue University who did graduate work in physics at The Johns Hopkins University, and then taught physics at the Armour Institute (1894-1903). He then established The Scientific Shop, a firm that made and sold precision instruments.
Ref: Frederick Ives, “Diffraction Chromoscope,” U.S. Patent 339,369 (September 8, 1908).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Diffraction Chromoscope
maker
Scientific Shop
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
box: 16 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 40.64 cm x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm
overall in box: 4 11/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 18 1/2 in; 11.90625 cm x 8.5725 cm x 46.99 cm
ID Number
CH.319724
catalog number
319724
accession number
239024
Credit Line
Gift of the University of Michigan Department of Physics
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National Museum of American History
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