| The unusually-mounted Newton's Rings apparatus at the
left is at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and was made by
Duboscq of Paris.
Allegheny has an example of an interference prism, another form of Newton's Rings, that was also made by Duboscq.
At the left is a device from Allegheny College. It has a black flat plate to facilitate observation of the circular fringes by reflected light.
The example at the right is at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
|The example at the right of Newton's Rings by reflection is by Duboscq, and is in use in the lecture rooms at Cornell University. The main lecture room has about two hundred seats, and so the demonstration can only be seen by use of a television camera and monitor.||
| The cast iron parts of these two Newton's Rings demonstrations
mark them as being made about 1900.
The apparatus at the left is from Colby College in Waterville, Maine; the apparatus at the right is at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
Below are four examples of Newton's rings apparatus meant
to be viewed horizontally. The example that I photographed on the floor
carpet at the left below is at the United States Military Academy at West
Point, New York, and was made by the firm of James W. Queen of Philadelphia;
the one to its right I use at Kenyon College and is unmarked. The two in
the lower picture
are at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Note that the one on the left is intended to be used by reflected light.
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