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David Brewster's Prism
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Origin

David Brewster

Type

Glass Prism

Effects

Creates an illusory copy of the holder

Downsides

User sees the world in kaleidoscopic colors after use

Activation

Holding up to light

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Scientia-732T

Date of Collection

1818

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OriginEdit

Sir David Brewster was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer, historian of science and university principal.

Most noted for his contributions to the field of optics, he studied the double refraction by compression and discovered the photoelastic effect, which gave birth to the field of optical mineralogy. For his work, William Whewell dubbed him the "Father of modern experimental optics" and "the Johannes Kepler of Optics."

He is well-recognized for being the inventor of the kaleidoscope and an improved version of the stereoscope applied to photography. He called it the "lenticular stereoscope", which was the first portable, 3D viewing device. He also invented the binocular camera, two types of polarimeters, the polyzonal lens and the lighthouse illuminator.

EffectsEdit

When held up to light, the prism creates a static copy of the holder. The copy is intangible and will vanish when contact is made with it. Once the illusion vanishes, the users vision will become kaleidoscopic for a few seconds before returning to normal.

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