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Physics · Unidentified

Accession Number: 2011.ph.570

Instrument Name: Unknown

Description:

Long glass “board” or pane with a triangular prism adhered to the board at one end with a resin. Object is set within a custom-made wooden box with green felt mount inside.

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Primary Materials: Glass, wood, wool

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Dimensions (cm):

Glass object: 3×10.5×50 Wooden case:7×23.5×53

Function:

Unknown: likely used in optical experiments and demonstrations.

Condition:

Good: Resin adhering the prism is darkened, and there is a large chip in the side of the prism (but not a polished side). The wooden case has two cracks in the bottom panel.

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Manufacturer:

Date of Manufacture: Ca. Mid-20th Century

Provenance:

University of Toronto Physics Department

Donated to UTSIC: No

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