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A Favorite Abode of Science:

Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

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Optics and Heat - Spherometer
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Spherometer, c.1870s, By James W. Queen & Co., Philadelphia
The spherometer was used to measure the curvature of lenses. This instrument is about 6" high and 4" in diameter.

Item#: 24.18
Photograph courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU
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