Newton Colour Disc

Country of Origin: India

Technical Specifications:

  • Multi-colored disc mounted on metal stand


A disc with segments in rainbow colors, when rotated at high rpm will project a near white gray color. The optical
mixing of the colors demonstrate that white light is a combination of the seven colors of the rainbow: red, orange,
yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. A gray color rather than a pure white color is produced due to the phenomena
Early examples of Newton’s Disc at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and the National Museum
of American History at the Smithsonian show a disc made of transparent segments to be mounted on a lantern



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