Zeiss Ikon Polytest

Zeiss Ikon Polytest

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The Zeiss Ikon Polytest, widely available by the early 1960s, was a compact, portable and durable instrument suitable for high-speed water analyses by color comparison. The inscription on this example reads "ZEISS / IKON / POLYTEST / Made in Germany / Chlorator / 130760."
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Object Name
color comparator
place made
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
drum: 92 mm; x 3 5/8 in
base: 14.5 cm x 10.5 cm; 5 11/16 in x 4 1/8 in
overall: 21 cm; 8 1/4 in
overall: 8 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in; 20.955 cm x 10.795 cm x 14.2875 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Nicholas Grossman
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National Museum of American History
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