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Need instruction manual for Officine Galileo refractometer

Has no model #, but does have No 123057, made in Italy, and Opplem New York on side. Looks old maybe from 30's or 40's, has thermometer, eye pieces, tubing. Don't know if that division of Galileo is still in business, have looked online, but it looks like they are into space telescopes now. Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • noppac Jan 07, 2009

    i obtained a refractometer 'officine galileo' from an auction some years ago.
    the instrument came from a sugar factory and was used to determine the concentration of sugar in the sugar beets delivered by the farmers, so they told me.
    the man who worked in the lab with the instrument can't tell me because he died before the factory went bankrupt.
    i have some photos of the instrument but can't send them because they are too large- if you wish to see them, i can mail them to you.
    philippe cappon
    belgium- europe


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  • noppac Jan 08, 2009

    a similar instrument is exhibited in the leonardo da vinci museum in italy with a short explanation in italian.


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