A LARGE PARABOLIC BRASS REFLECTOR for EXPERIMENTS ON SOUND
Mid-to late 18th Century
Material: brass, painted wood stand and circular base.
Dimension: brass reflector diam: 39cm (15 ½”); H: 68cm (26 ¾”); Base diam: 22cm (8 ¾”)
A rare instrument from a French cabinet of Physics, (see for example the Abbè Nollet or Bonnier de la Mosson ones for similar items).
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