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Nörremberg-type polariscope



Max Kohl A.G., Chemnitz
Stone/marble base 15 cm diameter with inset circular mirror, overall instrument height is 41 cm.  Two parallel steel pillars carry a rotatable Nicol prism sitting in a 360 degree graduated circle, three swing away condenser lenses, and a swing away gimbaled holder at mid height with outer graduated circle.  There is also a lower rectangular tilting glass plate.  An accessory is a removable adjustable dark mirror that will sit in either the inset over the base mirror or in the upper graduated circle when the Nicol prism assembly is removed.   

Collection: Mark McElyea