Chromatophotoptometer in Original Box

Object Name: 
Chromatophotoptometer in Original Box

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Object Name: 
Chromatophotoptometer in Original Box
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2016.8.8
Dimensions: 
(a) Chromatophotoptometer H: 7.3 cm, W: 20.4 cm, D: 6.2 cm; (b) Original Box H: 7.5 cm, W: 22.1 cm, D: 10 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1895
Primary Description: 
Chromatophotoptometer in Original Box. Brass, quartz, glass, wood, leather, velvet, satin; assembled. (a) Cylindrical brass instrument mounted upon a finger ring and a swing-away aperture. Cylinder contains an optical train including a cut quartz plate and polarizing Nicol prism. Shaft engraved: "Chromatophotoptometre du Dr. Chibret / GIROUX PARIS". Circular silver plate inscribed: "JAUNE", "ORANGE", "ROUGE", and "VIOLET". (b) Original wood box bound in black leather (granulated to simulate fish skin), and lined in red velvet and red satin. Interior of lid inscribed in gold: "EXPOSITIONS UNIVERSELLES ḾEDAILLES D'OR / MON P. ROULOT / GIROUX SUCCr / OPTICIEN CONSTRUCTEUR / PARIS / 58. QUAI DES ORFEVRES. 58. / PŔES LE PONT NEUF.", "PARIS / 1878", and "PARIS / 1889".
Provenance: 
Tesseract, Source
2016-05-27
Technique: 
Inscription: 
JAUNE
inscription
(a) on silver plate
EXPOSITIONS UNIVERSELLES ḾEDAILLES D'OR / MON P. ROULOT / GIROUX SUCCr / OPTICIEN CONSTRUCTEUR / PARIS / 58. QUAI DES ORFEVRES. 58. / PŔES LE PONT NEUF.
inscription
(b) interior of box lid in gold
PARIS / 1878
inscription
(b) interior of box lid in gold
VIOLET
inscription
(a) on silver plate
PARIS / 1889
inscription
(b) interior of box lid in gold
ORANGE
inscription
(a) on silver plate
ROUGE
inscription
(a) on silver plate
Chromatophotoptometre du Dr. Chibret / GIROUX PARIS
signature
Engraved (a) on side of shaft partially in script
Major Glass, Library Acquisitions Added to Corning Museum Collection (2017) illustrated, p. 444 (bottom); BIB# AI104500
Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, p. 41 (#27); BIB# AI103665
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2016 (2016) illustrated, p. 55; BIB# 714015
Tesseract: Early Scientific Instruments illustrated, Catalog 100 #99; BIB# 145588