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Microspectroscope with Accessories and Case, by A. Hilger, London, after 1878

Inventory Number: 78137
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Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: The tube that fits into the miroscope screws into a cylindar with various slits, a stage for holding solutions, a mirror on an arm, and a calibrated knob for scanning the spectrum. On top of this is another tube fitted to a mounting and movable by rackwork. Inside this tube is the train of five prisms, two of flint between three of crown glass. At the top is the eyepiece and a side attachment with a rectangular platform holding a graticule and a tiny mirror.
There are about 8 glass vials wrapped in paper (some broken).
Box: fitted wood.
The microspectrometer was invented in 1864 by Henry Clifton Sorby.
See. H E Rosoe 'Spectrum Analysis' (London 1869) and John Browning 'How to work with the Spectroscope' (London 1878) for more information on microspectrometers. See JRMS (1878) p. 326-30 for a description of this instrument.
Primary Inscriptions: "A HILGER LONDON" on body-tube
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society with their collection. Presented to the Society by Lionel Percy Clarke, ?1948
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass and glass

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