Museum logo
Museum logo

Object Record

Catalog Number 89.0001.388
Title Fisher Scientific Company Refractometer
Description Metal with gray hammertone finish. Base is rectangle; rafractometer is triangular with eyepiece pointing up. Vents in underside for light bulb.

89.0001.388.01 - Fisher Refractometer
89.0001.388.02 - Lens
Object Name Refractometer
Accession number 89.0001.388
Caption Fisher Scientific Company Refractometer
Catalog date 2001-04-11
Catalog type History
Provenance Found by Dr. Bowman at Surplus in 1984. Note (in file) says "Needs new lamp, 25 w frosted tubular 1 1/4 dia 4" long frosted bulb linear fil (?). Needs prism sample holder. Fisher Cat. $400 for above or below RI o/glds. 0 to 80% sucruse range. +/-.002." The refractometer was used to determine sugar concentrations and total solids in preserves, etc. An illuminated scale and tiny sample holder which meant that less sample was needed made the instrument unique. For full operating instructions, see Fisher article.
Number of images 1
Updated 2017-03-10
Condition Good
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # 583