Triple Prism on Stand

Object Name: 
Triple Prism on Stand

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Object Name: 
Triple Prism on Stand
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: (variable), Diam (max): 11.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1875
Primary Description: 
Triple Prism on Stand. Three 1-1/2" x 1-3/4" prisms (of differing prism angles) made of crown, flint, and crown glass, respectively, set in clear lacquered brass mounts and linked so that they can be used singly, doubly, or with all three in contact.
Tesseract, Source
Duboscq / Soleil / à Paris
Engraved (d) on brass near knob in script
Corning Museum Adds Major Works of Glass, Library Collections (2016) illustrated, p. 316 (#7, top left); BIB# AI102876
Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 13 #7; BIB# AI101418
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2015 (2015) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom); BIB# 706294
Tesseract: Early Scientific Instruments illustrated, Catalog 100 #88; BIB# 145588