Specimen of optical glas, 1824-1830.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Specimen of optical glas, 1824-1830.

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The specimen contains borosilicate of lead for high refractive index and was prepared by the English physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867). Faraday was the most eminent scientist of his day, and pursued research in a wide variety of different materials as well as his well-known work on electricity.

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