Monochromatic lamps and filtered spectra William Home Lizars
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Monochromatic lamps and filtered spectra
Figures showing monochromatic lamps fuelled by alcohol diluted in water to produce a yellow flame (figures 1-3), with views of the effects on the spectrum created by filtering light through various types of coloured glass (figure 4 numbers 1-16). Plate 28 from the paper "Description of a monochromatic lamp for microscopical purposes, &c. with remarks on the absorption of the prismatic rays by coloured media.", by David Brewster, originally published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, volume 9 (1823) pp.433-444. Inscribed upper right 'PLATE XXVIII Engraved for the Edinr.Roy. Soc. Tran. Vol.IX p.444.' Inscribed bottom right 'W.H.Lizars Sculpt..' Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) Scottish physicist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1815.
Original: engraving. 1823
- Image reference: RS-10043
- The Royal Society
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