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Alvan Clark Polarizing photometer
Wood, brass, glass

Wooden box with hinged lid, barlow adapter, brass ring. Box measures 30” x 9” x 9”. The photometer is 24” long.

The visual photometer utilizes the polarizing properties of doubly-refracting crystals to measure…

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filar micrometer
Wood, brass, glass

Wooden box (dimensions) with hinged lid, with 4 colored shades (2 green, 2 red), 3 eyepieces with adapter, one smaller eyepiece with adapter, accessories for light.

“Its filar position micrometer consists essentially of a…

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Brashear visual spectroscope
Wood, brass, glass

Comes with large wooden box with hinged lid (24” x 14” x 8”), 12”tall stand (obs 726), and accessories. It includes a dense flint prism and a reflection diffraction grating. Crosshairs and a precise scale permit the…

astronomy plate camera
Wood, brass

Wooden box (9 ½ x 9 ½ x 9) with hinge lid, two film holders, several 3-inch x 3-inch glass filters. The plate camera is an original piece of equipment made by Warner and Swasey. It takes 2 ¼-inch by 3 ¼-inch glass plates or sheets…

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Heliostat foucault
Metal, glass

Also Foucault siderostat. Marked “Societe Genevoise, pour la construction, D’instruments de physcique, Geneve.” Wind up drive does not work. Spirit level on black metal base with 3 leveling screws.

Siderostats are used with…

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Wood, metal, glass

Small wooden box (4 ¾ x 2 ¾ x 2”), 11 shades, some marked .66, .86, 1.31, 1.56, 1.80, 2.95, 4 unlabeled. Possibly 1917.

Made reference to use of shades in several papers including Nova Aquilae and Algol (1921).

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Wood, brass, glass

Wooden box with hinged lid, spaces for 12 eyepieces. Includes 1 ¼-inch adapter, 2-inch adapter, 3-inch eyepiece (with cracked lens, visible in 1896 picture), 3-inch Fecker eyepiece with chipped lens, 2-inch right angle, 1…

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Unitron camera
Wooden box (9 ½ x 7 x 7) with hinge lid, three 2-sided film holders. It takes 2 ¼-inch by 3 ¼-inch glass plates or sheets of film. An air-operated shutter types speeds of 1/10 to 1/90 second in addition to bulb and time. Comes with ground-glass…
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