Museo Galileo
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Accessories for an optical bench
    • Setting:
      Room XV
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      second half 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      wood, brass
    • Dimensions:
      support with accessories 490x190x290 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Accessories for an optical bench (Inv. 782/bis)

Supports for elements used on an optical bench for experiments with light. They consist of hinged rods, elbow-joints, supporting rods placed on a rack, round and threaded clamping screws with brass ring nuts, and small brass columns (one with an adjustable platform). There are also two wooden columns, which may not have belonged to the same set of accessories.