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Title Spectroscope
Catalog Number SSM-85/13-33
Description Brass multi-prism spectroscope made by John Browning, London, circa 1880. From Classical High School, Springfield, MA. The two-prism spectroscope produces twice the dispersion as one using a single prism. The 1888 "Queen Catalogue of Instruments for Physics and Optics" lists a similar Browning spectroscope at $78 and notes that the two prisms are made of "extra dense glass."
Object Name Spectroscope
Dimensions H-12 W-16 L-16 inches
Credit line Donated by the City of Springfield, MA
On Exhibit Yes