Pair of Prismatic cells

1750 - 1774

White light consists of various colours. When this light is refracted by a prism, the separate colours of white light become visible, because each colour is refracted differently in the prism. Each material causes a different refraction of the light. A liquid prism is devised to investigate these properties of fluids. The three larger prisms have filling plugs which can be removed by a special spanner. They can be suspended horizontally in the support, so that they can pivot around their longitudinal axis.

Administration name

Fysisch Kabinet


Pair of Prismatic cells

Translated title

Pair of Prismatic cells


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Object number

FK 0336 1-2

Reproduction reference

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