Strain Birefringence Press

Object Name: 
Strain Birefringence Press

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Object Name: 
Strain Birefringence Press
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2018.8.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 23.6 cm, W: 6.5 cm, D: 2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1875
Primary Description: 
Strain Birefringence Press. Turned wood and metal, lacquered brass; assembled. This demonstration instrument is constructed with bright lacquered brass body, fine turned wood handle, and iron turnscrew. The body has an open chamber accessible via hinged door, and contains an iron push-plate.
Provenance: 
Tesseract, Source
2018-12-13
Inscription: 
INSTITUT d'OPTIQUE / du Dr J. G. Hofmann / Paris
inscription
Engraved (a) on brass face
Tesseract: Early Scientific Instruments illustrated, Catalog 108 #49; BIB# 145588