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Size: 27cm long, 7cm dia. – 10¾ ins long, 2¾ ins dia.
Brewster named his invention from the Greek words Kalos meaning beautiful, Eidos meaning form, and Scopos meaning watcher; a beautiful form watcher. His Kaleidoscope was a tube containing loose pieces of coloured glass reflected by mirrors or glass lenses set at angles that created patterns when viewed through the end of the tube. A brilliantly simple and fascinating diversion invented by a man who also invented the lenticular stereoscope, binocular camera, polyzonal lens, polarimeter and the lighthouse illuminator.
|Height||27.00 cm||(10.63 inches)|