Optical Stand

University College

Accession Number: 2009.uc.34

Instrument Name: Optical Stand

Description:

Silver metal rectangular box with stopcock projecting from bottom; base filled with cement for support; tube with reservoir cup and stopcock rising vertically from top parallel with 15 cm mercury centigrade thermometer, labeled “Richard Müller – URI Braunscweig”; two brass eyepieces with glass lenses, one on each end of the box – eyepiece with flat black metal light guard on one end, another on opposite end to provide light; mounted on adjustable brass post on round brass base labelled “no. 134 L. Golaz Constr. 23 Ave du Parc Montsouris, Paris”

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: Brass, Glass

Markings:

Thermometer: “Richard Müller – URI Braunscweig”; Instrument base: “no. 134 L. Golaz Constr. 23 Ave du Parc Montsouris, Paris”

Dimensions (cm): 46.5 x 14 x 15 (thermometer) cm

Function:

Works on same principle as Alluard’s Hygrometer. (See uc 19).

Condition:

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: L. Golaz, Paris

Date of Manufacture: c. 1880

Provenance:

Donated to UTSIC: No

Historical Notes: