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ID number:  BIRRC-P0673
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Historic Physics Collection
Artist / Maker:  The Precision Tool & Instrument Co. Ltd.
Title / Object name:  Spectrometer
Object type:  Optical instrument
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, London, Croydon, Thornton Heath
Date made:  Probably c 1980s
Materials:  Metal with glass lenses in polished wooden box
Measurements:  52 x 27 x 24 cm

A standard type of instrument for educational purposes consisting of a collimator and telescope facing towards a turntable that carries a prism or diffraction grating. The rotations of the turntable and telescope can be read on vernier scales graduated to 0.5 min of arc.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Made by
The Precision Tool & Instrument Co. Ltd.
Thornton Heath, Surrey, England
Instrument no. 13051

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