Contact goniometer, 1830.

Contact goniometer, 1830.
3 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

Description

A goniometer is an instrument for measuring angles, and was particularly applied in the field of crystallography. Arnould Carangeot (1742-1806) invented the first goniometer in about 1780. This instrument is of the Carangeot type.

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