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Model of Light Path (Zeiss)


Metal rod set in black plastic circular stand, supporting a small connected network of metal pins and clear glass or plastic discs and triangular pieces. The pins are arranged to suggest direction of movement, with a conical arrow at one end.

Accession Number:

Alternative Name:

Model of Light Path in Prismatic Monocular

Primary Materials: Plastic, metal, glass or plastic.


The plastic stand is marked with manufacturer label “CARL ZEISS; JENA”. There is also “238” scratched into the surface of the stand.

Dimensions (cm): 15x5x15

Function: Optical Demonstration


Good. Some slight corrosion on central supporting rod and pins, some paint has flaked off.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Carl Zeiss Jena

Date of Manufacture:


University of Toronto Physics Department.

Additional Information and References:

Historical Notes: Former catalogue number PHY168.