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Amici Reflector

Inventory Number: 41766
Object Type:
Persons: G. B. Amici
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: The instrument stands on two pillars of different thickness. The more slender pillar also supports the concave mirror and a spring stage. The latter can be moved for focusing by a knob, mounted on the opposite side of the pillar, that racks the stage up and down. Apertures can be changed by means of a peg that protrudes from a slot in the body. The pillars stand on square feet that are screwed onto a wooden base.

The eyepiece is held in a brass cylinder that pushes into the main body tube.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
mirrored glass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
285 104 335 mm


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