Physics · Unidentified

Accession Number: 2009.ph.9


This is an optical device with a black surface mounted on a black tripod stand. The device is made of a rectangular metal box with a viewfinder at the end. On one end of the optical device there is a metal funnel with a convex lens in the broader, outside, end. There is knob on the stand which allows the optical device to rotate. There is a label, “Glass”, on top side of the instrument. On top of the mount there is a metal disc that used to adjust a component.

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Primary Materials: Metal: Iron Alloy, Glass, Plastic


Old Inventory Number = “phy878”

In enameled lettering on the side of the instrument: “no D.202.301/36201” with an etched label “583”.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 37, Width = 18, Length = 42



Good: The surface of the object exhibits some small scratches.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Adam Hilger Ltd. London, England

Date of Manufacture: 1904-1948


Department of Physics, University of Toronto

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