Chemistry Related Antique Optical Instruments


Chemistry-related Antique Optical Instruments

On this web page, you will see my collection of early optical instruments used in the chemical laboratory. The collection consist of old instruments such as spectroscopes, refractometers, polarimeters, goniometers, and microscopes.

These instruments were designed specifically for making measurements on or doing experiments with chemical substances. The instruments date from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Elsewhere on this web site, you can see my more extensive collection of antique brass microscopes dating from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. I am always interested in acquiring new scientific instruments for these collections and will answer all inquiries.

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John Browning, 63 Strand, London. Multi-prism Laboratory Spectroscope c. 1875   Carl Zeiss, Jena Nr. 39881. Comparison Spectroscope c. 1930

John Browning, 63 Strand, London. Multi-prism Automatic Laboratory Spectroscope c. 1875

 

Carl Zeiss, Jena Nr. 39881. Comparison Spectroscope c. 1930

 

Franz Schmidt & Haensch, Berlin, S. Direct Vision Spectroscope after Hoffmann, c. 1890

Spectroscope - Hofmann, Construit à l' Institute d' Optique à Paris du Dr. J. G. Hofmann à Paris, Direct Vision Spectroscope, c. 1870

Franz Schmidt & Haensch, Berlin, S. Direct Vision Spectroscope after Hoffmann, c. 1890

Spectroscope - Hofmann, Construit à l' Institute d' Optique à Paris du Dr. J. G. Hofmann à Paris, Direct Vision Spectroscope, c. 1870

 

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John Browning, London. Direct Vision Hand Spectroscope c. 1885

 

Microspectroscopes, from left to right: R&J Beck, London: John Browning, London; Carl Zeiss, Jena

E. Leitz Wetzlar. Abbe type microspectroscope, c. 1900

Microspectroscopes: from left to right: R& J Beck, London: John Browning, London Carl Zeiss, Jena

E. Leitz Wetzlar. Abbe type microspectroscope, c. 1900

 


Carl Zeiss, Jena Nr. 11794. Pulfrich Refractometer c. 1925

Carl Zeiss, Jena Nr. 11794. Pulfrich Refractometer c. 1920

 


Laurent Type Polarimeter c. 1900

Laurent Type Polarimeter c. 1900

 


Nachet, 17 rue St. Severin, Paris. The Nachet-Smith Inverted Chemical Microscope, c. 1885 Deleuil, Raspail Simple Chemical Microscope. c. 1835

Nachet, 17 rue St. Severin, Paris. The Nachet-Smith Inverted Chemical Microscope, c. 1885

Deleuil, Raspail Simple Chemical Microscope. c. 1835

 

Eimer & Amend, New York. Reagents for  Chemical Microscopy, Shillaber Model Set No. 2, c. 1930

Eimer & Amend, New York. Reagents for  Chemical Microscopy, Shillaber Model Set No. 2, c. 1930

 


 

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