Photograph

Physics · Unidentified

Accession Number: 2009.ph.129

Instrument Name: Photograph

Description:

A photograph of the spectrum of an arc lamp. A glass case encloses a reflective surface that reveals a colour spectrum impressed when illuminated with white light. Enclosed in a green padded case with purple velvet lining.

Alternative Name: Lippmann photograph

Primary Materials: glass

Markings:

On the reverse of the glass it reads, “Lippmann Photograph of the spectrum of the arc light. Photograph at the Battersea Polytechnical, London, by Edgar Senior, November 1906″, and is signed by Senior.

Dimensions (cm):

Slide Height = 1 cm; Width = 8.5 cm, Length = 6.5 cm

Function:

Demonstrating the recorded spectrum of an arc lamp.

Condition:

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer:

Battersea Polytechnic Institute, London; Edgar Senior

Date of Manufacture: Nov. 1906

Provenance:

Donated to UTSIC: No

Historical Notes: