Microscope

Description
This is a simple aquatic microscope with square stage, sub-stage mirror, and four lenses. It fits into and stands on a wooden box lined with velvet. It allegedly came from the collection of a European intellectual named Francis X. Brezina
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
19th century
Physical Description
casting, machining (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
velvet (overall material)
glass (overall material)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
gold (overall color)
black (overall color)
brown (overall color)
Measurements
assembled: 18 cm x 17.2 cm x 13.3 cm; 7 1/16 in x 6 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in
average spatial: 5.5 cm x 17.2 cm x 13.3 cm; 2 3/16 in x 6 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in
ID Number
MG*256202.03.2
accession number
256202
catalog number
256202.03.2
subject
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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