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Old 12-18-2007, 07:15 AM   #6231
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it`s not a Beam splitter is it?
part of a Theodolite or Sextant?
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:22 AM   #6232
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I just want to say that I'm running into some pretty disturbing stuff searching for this object Some pretty cool stuff, too, but some pretty disturbing items.....
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a Prism? (nicol type)
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:28 AM   #6234
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I just want to say that I'm running into some pretty disturbing stuff searching for this object Some pretty cool stuff, too, but some pretty disturbing items.....
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:02 AM   #6235
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Hmm... does it contain a multifaceted crystal or piece of glass that creates multiple images of whatever it's pointed at...

Looking through it would kinda give you the illusion of looking at the world through a fly's eyes.

Dunno what it's called though.


Or perhaps a polarizing eyepiece for an old microscope?
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:14 AM   #6236
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It is not a prism or a kaleidoscopic eyepiece. It is not a part of anything. It is a whole unit.

You can turn on safe search in Google and you won't get the disturbing images.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:25 AM   #6237
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Figured out what I thought it might have been... a Teleidoscope...

Hmm...

"Light part" is close... but not really.

someone versed in "Obscure scientific stuff" might get it

If you know what it does, you know what it is.

Toy versions have been made. First came to be at turn of 19 to 20th century

Whole Unit.


I'm stumped... I don't think there's really enough data to get it without simply slinging out WAGs.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:31 AM   #6238
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I used to have one of those. I might still have it up in the attic somewhere....
I remember getting it at the Montreal expo when I was a kid. Pretty cool toy, IMO much better than a kaleidoscope, but I don't know if it's making a comeback. Of course, it's been a while since I've been in a toy store, too.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:22 PM   #6239
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It's not a Teleidoscope.

I've given you every part of the unit's name in at least one previous post, if you can figure out how to put the parts together to get the whole.

You look through it. You see things. It was designed in the early 1900s.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:43 PM   #6240
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a camera lens?
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