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Old 12-17-2007, 12:55 PM   #6221
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It is that, sort of, but what does it do? If you know what it does, you'll know what it is.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:05 PM   #6222
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Is it an adjustable field of view limiter?

Attaches to optical instruments. You twist it one way or the other and your field of view expands or contracts without changing magnification?
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:13 PM   #6223
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is it part of an optical device?
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:24 PM   #6224
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telescope extender ?
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:11 PM   #6225
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It is not part of anything. It is a whole. There have been toy versions of this made in recent years, but the actual item came to be at the turn of last the century from the 1800s to 1900s.

I've already given you guys everything you need to name this item. You just have to know what and how to look for it.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:18 AM   #6226
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Is it a loupe - eyepiece lens like the jewellers use?
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:58 AM   #6227
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a Kaleidoscope?
a spectrometer?
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:12 AM   #6228
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ahhh..I think its a kaleidoscope too
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:01 AM   #6229
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btw I meant spectroSCOPE not spectroMETER
in this post: Guess what this is a photo of!
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:03 AM   #6230
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You're getting closer, YT, but you're not there yet.
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