Darton Spherometer, 1930, telescope optics, mirror lenses

€52.00

Darton Spherometer, 1930, telescope optics, mirror lenses

Working Darton Spherometer for measuring the curvature of a telescope mirror or lens.

"The usual form consists of a fine screw moving in a nut carried on the center of a small three-legged table or frame; the feet forming the vertices of an equilateral triangle. The lower end of the screw and those of the table legs are finely tapered and terminate in hemispheres, so that each rests on a point. If the screw has two turns of the thread to the millimetre the head is usually divided into 50 equal parts, so that differences of 0.01 millimeter may be measured without using a vernier. A lens, however, may be fitted, in order to magnify the scale divisions. A vertical scale fastened to the table indicates the number of whole turns of the screw and serves as an index for reading the divisions on the head.

A contact-lever, delicate level or electric contact arrangement may be attached to the spherometer in order to indicate the moment of touching more precisely than is possible by the sense of touch. To measure the radius of a sphere—e.g. the curvature of a lens—the spherometer is leveled and read, then placed on the sphere, adjusted until the four points exert equal pressure, and read again. The difference gives the thickness of that portion of the sphere cut off by a plane passing through the three feet."  Source: Wikipedia

Condition
The Darton Spherometer is working order.

Cosmetic signs of use.

Included in the sale
Darton Spherometer

Dimensions

Height: 18cm
Width: 6,4cm

Our service
We have been selling vintage astronomical instruments for over more than 10 years.
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There is a limited warranty because we don't sell new instruments but used vintage instruments.

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  • photographic process: Technical instrument
  • Vintage photo made by: Telescope Manufacturer


  • Darton Spherometer, 1930, telescope optics, mirror lenses
  • Darton Spherometer, 1930, telescope optics, mirror lenses
  • Darton Spherometer, 1930, telescope optics, mirror lenses

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