Fery refractometer by Pellin, circa 1900

Fery refractometer by Pellin, circa 1900




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Categories: Scientific, Mineralogy & Gemmology, Physics & Chemistry


A Charles Fery-type refractometer signed “F. Pellin Paris”, circa 1900


This type of refractometer was used for precision measurement of the refractive index “n” of liquids.


The present example is oxyded.

The optics is complete, the main optic tube can be screwed and the aperture can be slide right and left but the vernier is stuck.

Need some restoration even if the instrument is still working like this.

36 cm lenght and 36,5 cm height.

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Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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