Optical rouge

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Description

A synthetic iron oxide abrasive that was used for polishing glass lenses (Organ, 1968). Optical rouge has been replaced by cerium oxide which polishes faster. See Ceriorouge.

Comparisons

Properties of Common Abrasives


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R.M.Organ, Design for Scientific Conservation of Antiquities, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1968