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Hand spectroscope

John Browning, London
Large straight-hand spectroscope (length 15 cm) made of ZAPON lacquered and blackened brass with an adjustable gap and 5 prisms; the arm is mounted on a side-mounted milled wheel and a lever connected to it. In its blue plush-lined leather covered case.
Signed “JOHN BROWNING | 63, STRAND LONDON”, and "GRACE'S SPECTROSCOPE” at the other side. Originally designed for meteorological use.

Collection: private collection